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SFFILM Festival


Directed by Nicole Riegel

USA | Fiction | 91

Ticket buyers and pass holders to this event will have access to stream the film within the indicated window of time. Views must be completed within 24 hours of starting. Viewing of the film is restricted geographically to the US only. The Q&A with cast and crew will play following the film credits. Visit our FAQ for more info.


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.

Director Nicole Riegel

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.

Film Details

Language English

Year 2020

Premiere US

Runtime 91

Country USA

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