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

At the start of the summer, Bridget has an abortion just as she lands a much-needed job in an affluent Chicago suburb – nannying six-year-old Frances. With no time to recover, she clashes with the obstinate Frances and struggles to navigate a growing tension between Frances’ moms. As her personal relationships suffer, a reluctant friendship with Frances emerges, and Bridget contends with the inevitable joys and shit-shows of becoming a part of someone else’s family.

“It is both a beautifully specific character study and something that has resonance beyond the demographic of its cast.” (

“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.” (

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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”.

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