US 2020, 77 min Directors Kate Beacom, Louis Legge
Best friends Chloe and Domenic fall into an old routine before he heads back to college, watching terrible but beloved childhood movies starring their favorite actress, Amanda Campbell. The intervening years have not been kind to their idol, now a scandal-prone hot mess. The pals are certain that if she had the support of fans like them, Amanda could turn her life around. When Chloe takes a shift as a limo driver, Domenic in tow, they get the chance to test their theory when a drunken, belligerent Amanda staggers into the car. Taking it as a sign, Chloe convinces Domenic that they should take their oblivious passenger to his family’s isolated cabin in the woods and oversee a little homespun rehab. Co-directors Kate Beacom and Louis Legge spin an absurd yet relatable concept—who hasn’t imagined they could fix a superstar’s messy life?—into an investigation of possessiveness in all its insidious forms. –Drea Clark
We will be joined in person by co-directors Kate Beacom and Louis Legge and actor Lacey Jeka for an onstage conversation after the Saturday, October 16, screening at CinéArts Sequoia.