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Sharp Stick (2022)

Opens on August 12

Director: Lena Dunham Run Time: 96 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Jon Bernthal, Kristine Froseth, Lena Dunham, Luka Sabbat, Scott Speedman

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Sarah Jo is a naive 26-year-old living on the fringes of Hollywood with her mother and sister. When she begins an affair with her older employer, she is thrust into an education on sexuality, loss and power.

“Dunham’s film blossoms into something beautifully strange and brutally honest”

—Nick Allen,

About the filmmaker:

New Yorker Lena Dunham was educated at Oberlin College, where she began writing shorts and feature films. In 2009, Dunham created the web series Delusional Downtown Divas (2009), which gained a cult following.

Also in 2009, Dunham released Creative Nonfiction (2009), her first feature film. She went on to write, direct and star in Tiny Furniture (2010), which scored two Independent Spirit Award nominations. In 2012, Dunham came to the attention of a wider audience with the HBO series Girls (2012) created by and starring Dunham and executive produced by Judd Apatow.

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