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May 15 - May 21, 2020


(Dir. Dan Sallitt, 2019)







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*From May 15-21, Fourteen will be available to stream via Grasshopper Film. Acropolis Cinema will receive 50% of all revenue.

Mara  and Jo, in their twenties, have been close friends since middle school.  Jo, the more outgoing figure, is a social worker who runs through a  series of brief but intense relationships. Mara, a less splashy  personality than Jo, bounces among teacher aide jobs while trying to  land a position in elementary education, and writes fiction in her spare  time. She too has a transient romantic life, though she seems to settle  down after meeting Adam, a mild-mannered software developer. It soon  becomes apparent that Jo, despite her intellectual gifts, is unreliable  in her professional life, losing and acquiring jobs at a troubling rate.  Substance abuse may be responsible for Jo’s instability… but some  observers suspect a deeper problem. Over the course of a decade, the  more stable Mara sometimes tries to help, sometimes backs away to  preserve herself, but never leaves behind her powerful childhood  connection with Jo.

A highly affecting portrait of female friendship.

- David Erlich, Indiewire

Two outstanding performances... Medel is marvelous, utterly engaging. Kuhling is a knockout.

- Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

A wonderful, subtly devastating film from a voice in American independent cinema that will hopefully become better known.

- Ian Mantagni, Little White Lies

A bittersweet breakup movie. It’s rare in cinema to see such a  fine-grained portrait of friendship, particularly a spiky female one.

- Jamie Dunn, Sight & Sound

Rich with scenes of affection and reconciliation... the most charming thing about Fourteen is  the degree to which Sallitt finds a balance between his own brand of  independent filmmaking and the kind of French middle-class realism he’s clearly influenced by.

- Patrick Gamble, Cinevue

(Available to download after screening date)

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