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Film Available to Stream
Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST
Set in southern Ohio, this coming-of-age drama focuses on promising high-school graduate Ruth who should be thinking about college, but is instead forced to focus on saving the family home while her mom (Pamela Adlon) is in jail. She’s under the guardianship of her loving brother Blaze, but when they start working for a shady scrap-metal dealer, there are life-altering consequences. Suffused with expertly nuanced performances, the film is a deeply compassionate portrait of the day-to-day struggles present in America’s rust belt.
Closed captioning will be available for this film.
Nicole Riegel was named one of Variety‘s “10 Directors to Watch” in 2020. She served in the military prior to filmmaking and graduated from UCLA’s MFA writing program. She was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 Faces of Independent Film”. She has been supported by Sundance through their Screenwriter’s Lab and the Skywalker Sound + Music Lab.
Director Nicole Riegel
Producer Adam Cobb, Rachel Gould, Katie McNeill, Jamie Patricof, Christy Spitzer Thornton
Executive Producer Adrienne Becker, Abigail Disney, Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Gretchen McGowan, Karah Preiss
Writer Nicole Riegel
Editor Kate Hickey
Cinematographer Dustin Lane
Music Gene Back
Cast Jessica Barden, Pamela Adlon, Becky Ann Baker