American Parent

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At the French Institute:

FRI 09/06* ● 6 pm
TUE 13/06 – 10 pm

*Screening sesion presented by Mar Canet, director of La Casa del Cine

Title: American Parent
Direction: Emily Railsback
Cast: Kristen Bush, Rebecca Ridenour, Peggy Roeder, Chlöe Quinn
Production: Burnt Sugar Productions
Distribution: Burnt Sugar Productions
Genre: Dramedy
Duration: 68’
Country: USA
Year: 2022
O.V. in English. Subtitles in Spanish and Catalan

Festivals: Berlin, London (LGTBI)

First showing in Spain

Bette, a free-spirited new mom, begins weaning her 1-yr old daughter in order to return to work for a Chicago theatre as pandemic restrictions are lifted. Her wife, Elsie, hustles between adjunct professor gigs. Bette finds out her position has been eliminated, as Elsie’s adjunct work ends for the summer. Unable to pay their bills, they turn to Elsie’s wealthy religious aunt who offers support with strings attached. Bette’s desire for a new car leaves them in a predicament, and their landlord sells their building forcing them to sign a lease or move out. Elsie is hopeful that her career will take off, as Bette wrestles with her identity and the future. Will the two find an equilibrium amidst the chaos of spilt breast milk, career pursuit, and somehow find time to have sex?