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Pretty Problems (2022)

Opens on October 7

Director: Kestrin Pantera Run Time: 105 min. Release Year: 2022

Starring: Britt Rentschler, Graham Outerbridge, J.J. Nolan, Michael Tennant, Vanessa Lee Chester

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film: 

Audience Award Winner at the 2022 South By Southwest Film Festival.

Jack and Lindsey Simpson are officially stuck. But when they get invited to a Sonoma Chateau by affluent strangers, they end up on the most unhinged weekend of their lives. With the “haves”, anything goes — including their bearings on reality. Can their relationship survive this new wild west of wealth? Do they even want it to?

“Director Pantera and her female-led team have delivered a film that explores the uncomfortable truths in relationships, be they marriages or new friendships — and it’s also a tremendous amount of fun.”

—Anna Smith for Deadline

About the filmmakers: 

Kestrin Pantera is a writer, actress, and director whose feature film directorial debut, Let’s Ruin it With Babies (2014), won the Best Feature Audience Award at the 2014 San Francisco Indiefest. Her second feature Pretty Problems (2022) won the Audience Award at the 2022 South by Southwest Film Festival. She is also known for Mother’s Little Helpers (2019) and a collection of short films. She was awarded Bay Area Filmmaker of the Year for 2022. Before directing, Pantera was a classically trained cellist-turned-rocker who toured in rock bands and appeared onstage alongside Weezer, Beck and Brandi Carlile. Her original music has been featured in TV shows and award winning films.

Michael Tennant wrote, starred in and co-produced his award-winning debut feature film Pretty Problems (2022). He graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.F.A. in Acting & Directing.

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