Ruth (Rachel Keller) and Jonny (Finn Wittrock) were once teen lovers in the Bronx. Nine years later their trajectories couldn’t be different: Jonny a stagnant small-time grifter, Ruth working in a prim and moneyed prep school in Manhattan. After crossing paths, Jonny is determined to re-enter Ruth’s life whether she likes it or not. As he stalks out her school, he feels a job developing after meeting Nan (Emily Mortimer) a fragile, Xanax-filled mother whose husband’s white-collar crimes are under investigation. Just how different are these intertwining, scheming lives? Director Stacy Cochran’s vision holds a strong narrative base tinted with issues of class and race. Her singular and strong film is completed by the music of Blur’s Damon Albarn, an engulfing, sonic space crafted by prolific music editor Susanna Peric, and shot with a porous 16mm eye by frequent P.T. Anderson collaborator Robert Elswit.
Director, Writer, Producer
Stacy’s career began while a student at Columbia University, her first short premiered at the New York Film Festival. Having graced the screens of Cannes, Toronto and others, her strong filmic visions include such features as BOYS (1996), MY NEW GUN (1992) and DROP BACK TEN (2000).