1960s, Oklahoma. Bullied by her classmates, reclusive Iris finds small-town life pure torment; for self-assured Maggie, however, moving to the sticks provides an opportunity to stand out from the rest. What begins as an uneven relationship between two very different girls gradually grows into a sturdy friendship which starts to bring Iris out of her shell. But can the girls be truly themselves? As the heroines soon discover, a society bound by gender traditions doesn’t easily tolerate those who step out of line. In all its fine-spun detail, the story told by director Martha Stephens conveys a black-and-white, almost dreamlike existence. At first glance it might seem remote to us yet it still tilts a mirror towards today’s world. Pay no mind to the opinions of others--just be yourselves and come and see one of the most distinctive female films of this festival season.
- United States / 2019
- 111 min / DCP
- Subtitles: No Subtitle
- Directors: Martha Stephens
- Writers: Shannon Bradley-Colleary
- Cast: Kara Hayward, Liana Liberato, Malin Akerman, Jordana Spiro, Tony Hale, Shea Whigham
- International Film Trust