WHO’S IN IT?
Sidney Flanigan (film debut), Talia Ryder (film debut), Théodore Pellerin (Family First), Ryan Eggold (BlacKkKlansman), Sharon Van Etten (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Eliza Hittman (Beach Rats), director, writer; Lia Buman (That Awkward Moment), Rose Garnett (Room), Tim Headington (Hugo), Sara Murphy (If Beale Street Could Talk), Alex Orlovsky (Half Nelson), Elika Portnoy (Immigration Tango) and Adele Romanski (Moonlight), producers; Julia Holter (Bleed For This), composer; Hélène Louvart (Happy as Lazzaro), cinematographer; Scott Cummings (Monsters and Men), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Autumn (Flanigan) and Skylar (Ryder) are cousins and inseparable best friends living in rural Pennsylvania. However, when Autumn mysteriously falls pregnant, she intends to get an abortion which gains her little support from the conservative locals, and so the two young women venture to New York to get the necessary treatment…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
A critical and – until cinemas were closed due to COVID-19 – audience hit in the States, this fresh and timely tale of friendship and womanhood is a powerful film which deserves its praises.