Saint Frances

2019 | USA | NR | 98 min.


Central High School Auditorium Fri, Aug 2, 2019 3:00 PM
City Opera House Sat, Aug 3, 2019 12:00 PM
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Release Year:2019
Runtime:98 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Alex Thompson
Produced by:James Choi
Pierce Cravens
Ian Keiser
Eddie Linker
Raphael Nash
Screenwriter:Kelly O'Sullivan
Cinematography:Nate Hurtsellers
Editing By:Alex Thompson
Cast:Kelly O'Sullivan
Charin Alvarez
Mary Beth Fisher
Laura T. Fisher


This refreshingly honest and unapologetic dramedy feels like nothing less than a gift. Screenwriter/star Kelly O’Sullivan shines as the unsettled Bridget, a 34 year-old Chicagoan struggling with what to do with her life. Without a career to speak of and apprehensive about getting serious with the twenty-something she’s sort of dating, she ends up landing a job as a nanny just after she gets an abortion. At first the six-year-old Frances has nothing but disdain for her new caregiver, and Bridget’s insecurities amplify as she finds herself awkwardly privy to the personal struggles of Frances’ moms. But when she finally wins the affection of a little girl who’s been raised as a fierce feminist, their friendship helps Bridget finally recognize her own self worth. A refreshingly candid and truly beautiful look at normally taboo “female issues,” this SXSW audience winner is the kind of intelligent and affirming filmmaking we all deserve. In Person: Kelly O'Sullivan, Alex Thompson.