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Soft and Quiet (2022)

Opens on November 4

Director: Beth de Araujo Run Time: 91 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Dana Millican, Eleanore Pienta, Melissa Paulo, Olivia Luccardi, Stefanie Estes

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Official selection of the 2022 SXSW Film Festival.

Playing out in real time, Soft & Quiet (2022) is a runaway train that follows a single afternoon in the life of an elementary school teacher, Emily, who organizes an inaugural club meeting of like-minded women. When they all decide to move the meeting to Emily’s house to keep the wine flowing, they stop at the local store to pick up refreshments. At the store, an altercation breaks out between a woman from Emily’s past and the group, leading to a volatile chain of events.

About the filmmaker:

Beth de Araújo is a writer and director featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Her feature screenplay, Josephine, participated in the 2018 Sundance Directors Lab, Screenwriters Lab and is a recipient of the SFFILM Rainin Filmmaking Grant. Soft and Quiet (2022), Araújo’s feature film directorial debut, was nominated for the Grand Jury Award for Narrative Feature at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival.

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