Kendra and Beth

Beth (Kate Lyn Sheil) is a shy and stoic girl who works as the only female employee in a sausage factory. Her life consists of taking care of her sick mother, putting up with sexual puns from her coworkers, watching Julia Roberts movies on VHS and encouraging her older brother in his artistic endeavour. The emptiness inside her is immense. One day, she meets Kendra (​​Eleanore Pienta), a free-spirited and independent girl who she quickly befriends. But their friendship has consequences and Beth’s fragile mental state will take a hit.

 

Between drama and fairy tale, Kendra and Beth brings us closer to the psyche of its leading female character, embodied by Sheil, a well-known indie actress (She Dies Tomorrow, Brigsby Bear, The Sacrament). In a detailed and tender way, Peterson’s film shows that there are fragile lives that must constantly search for their own happiness.

You may also like

Poser

Tickets Poser Lennon (Sarah Achor) wants to be part of Columbus’ underground music scene, especially the band The Witch Siren, made up of Bobbi Kitten and Z Wolf. To get closer to them, she starts a podcast about the unknown artists in her city. To...

Sophie Jones

Tickets Trailer Tickets Sophie Jones Filmmaker Jessie Barr surprises us with her authentic coming-of-age directorial debut about a 16-year-old girl's rebellious journey after a traumatic loss. Barr casts her teenage cousin Jessica in the lead role, surrounded by a group of young actors and actresses...

Strawberry Mansion

Tickets Trailer Tickets Strawberry Mansion Strawberry Mansion takes us to a retro-futuristic version of the year 2035. In this dystopian future, the government audits dreams to collect taxes. Auditor James Preble (Kentucker Audley) arrives at Arabella's house with the intention of auditing her dreams. Yet,...

Credits

Year: 2021
Runtime: 86′
Country: USA
Direction: Dean Peterson
Screenplay: Dean Peterson
Cast: Kate Lyn Sheil, Eleanore Pienta, Whitmer Thomas, Catherine Curtin, Jon Gabrus
Cinematography: Darin Quan
Genre: Drama, Comedia
Subtitles: Ana Pérez Requejo, Guillem Cunill Sabatés, Estibaliz Cabañes
Contact: Dean Peterson

Wins & nominations

2021: Woodstock Film Festival