We’ve been working with Oscilloscope, the distributor of SAINT FRANCES, to come up with a method to show SAINT FRANCES during its theatrical release phase — and at the same time, support the Belcourt during this strange and challenging period. SAINT FRANCES will not be available for public rental or sale for several months, but we’re making it accessible to you now for home viewing. For $10, Oscilloscope will email you a link to the film — and you’ll have access to SAINT FRANCES for 72 hours after it’s emailed to you. Oscilloscope will share a portion of your ticket payment with the Belcourt. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means we’re unable to offer member pricing. Thanks for your understanding and for your support. And if you’d like to consider an additional donation to the Belcourt, we’d be most grateful. You can do so here. SAINT FRANCES is a proprietary screener link, so it is only accessible on your computer, tablet, mobile device. If you have the appropriate technology (such as an HDMI cable), you may be able to stream to your TV from these devices.
Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (writer and star Kelly O’Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams). But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication. To make matters worse, she clashes with the obstinate Frances and struggles to navigate a growing tension between Frances’ moms. Amidst her tempestuous personal relationships, 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. (Winner of both the Audience and Special Jury Awards for Narrative Feature at SXSW 2019)
“SAINT FRANCES grabs women by the face and tells them in a fierce but supportive whisper that they’re not alone. It takes conversations that many girls never hear spoken out loud and literally screams them from the rooftops. Kelly O’Sullivan’s script tackles the painfully awkward and the deeply taboo with the amount of ease that helps you forget that you’re talking about something that many folks would rarely whisper about. It’s a bright light on how messy, complicated, and weird womanhood is. For that, it deserves all the attention in the world.” —Amelia Emberwing, slashfilm.com “A movie that really snuck up on me and walloped me emotionally in the final scenes in ways I wasn’t expecting. The reason this film has cumulative power is simple: we believe in its characters.” —Brian Tallerico, rogerebert.com “An exceptional showcase for O’Sullivan as both a screenwriter and as an actress, bringing light in any number of ways to sensitive subject matter.” —Stephen Saito, moveablefeast.com
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