11/20/2019 08:00 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater
United States 2019 101 min English original version
by Alex Thompson
Script: Kelly O’Sullivan, DoP: Nate Hurtsellers, Editor: Alex Thompson, Music: Quinn Tsan, Producers: James Choi, Pierce Cravens, Ian Keiser, Eddie Linker, Raphael Nash, Cast: Ramona Edith-Williams, Kelly O’Sullivan, Lily Mojekwu, Charin Alvarez, Jim True-Frost
“It is both a beautifully specific character study and something that has resonance beyond the demographic of its cast.” (Rogerebert.com)
“A nanny gig turns out to be the start of self-care for a woman who worries life has passed her by in this sensational comedy from Kelly O’Sullivan and Alex Thompson.” (http://moveablefest.com)
More information: http://www.visitfilms.com/film.asp?movieID=1620
A Kentucky native, Alex Thompson graduated from DePauw University and took up an assistant position at Lessall Casting in Los Angeles, where he had spent several summers. Months later, he cast his first short as a director, IRENE & MARIE (2015). He produced music videos, a web series and two feature films – OUR FATHER (2017), and KING RAT (2017). Furthermore, he directed a series of dance films based on the music of composer Quinn Tsan. In 2019, he directed his first feature, SAINT FRANCES, written by and starring Kelly O’Sullivan. It premiered at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival in Austin/Texas and won the Audience Award as well as the Special Jury Award. He lives in Chicago/Illinois and was recently listed on New City’s film 50 list of “Chicago’s Screen Gems”.