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Travelling Film Showcase - American Woman Unclassified 18+

Sienna Miller, Christina Hendricks and Aaron Paul lead a sterling cast in Jake Scott’s engrossing tale of a single mother grappling with her worst nightmare.

Deb Callahan was just 16 when she became a mother, and now, in her early thirties, she’s a grandmother. Single, undereducated, and with questionable taste in men, Deb is raising her teenaged daughter Bridget, and Bridget’s infant son – with occasional help from Deb’s disapproving but loving older sister Katherine. Life is tough but for the most part they are happy. But when Bridget suddenly vanishes without a trace, Deb’s world is turned upside down: as the years pass, life goes on but Deb keeps searching for the truth about her daughter’s disappearance.

Sienna Miller gives the performance of a lifetime as Deb, capturing her character’s raw emotions and the quotidian minutiae of daily life with equal precision. With able support from Hendricks as Katherine, Amy Madigan as their mother, Sky Ferreira as Bridget and Aaron Paul as Deb’s future husband, director Jake Scott (son of Ridley, who is a producer here) crafts an intricate, powerful look at working-class lives under duress, and a mother whose resilience carries her through the darkest times.

“A career-best achievement for Miller … [she] owns the material and single-handedly elevates it to something you can’t look away from.” – RogerEbert.com

Tickets

TFS12
Sun 01 Sep 1:00 pm [TFS12]
The Pivotonian Cinema Geelong Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
TFS23
Sat 07 Sep 2:35 pm [TFS23]
Regent Cinemas Ballarat Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
TFS21
Sun 08 Sep 4:30 pm [TFS21]
Sun Cinema Bairnsdale Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
TFS40
Sat 14 Sep 6:00 pm [TFS40]
Mansfield Armchair Cinemas Assisted Listening
Past event
TFS36
Sun 15 Sep 4:00 pm [TFS36]
Cameo Cinemas Belgrave Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Aaron Paul, Christina Hendricks, Sienna Miller
Director
Jake Scott
Producers
Brad Feinstein, Kevin J. Walsh, Michael A. Pruss, Ridley Scott
Screenwriter
Brad Ingelsby
Cinematographer
John Mathieson
Composer
Adam Wiltzie
Editor
Joi McMillon
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing

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