To Leslie (2022)
Director: Michael Morris Run Time: 119 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022
Starring: Andre Royo, Andrea Riseborough, James Landry Hébert, Owen Teague, Stephen Root
Country: United States
About the film:
Official Selection, 2022 South by Southwest Film Festival
For her performance in To Leslie (2022), Andrea Riseborough received nominations for Best Actress at the 95th Academy Awards and Best Lead Performance at the 2023 Independent Spirit Awards. Celebrate Awards Season at the Film Center! Learn more here.
Years after a lottery win, a West Texas single mother is alone, living hard at the bottom of a bottle. Nowhere left to go, she is forced to come home and confront her past.
“Riseborough’s performance is nothing short of spectacular. She doesn’t compromise, she doesn’t hold back”
—Owen Gleiberman for Variety
About the filmmaker:
Michael Morris is a respected and prolific television director and producer making his feature film debut with To Leslie (2022). From 1999 to 2002, he was Director of The Old Vic theatre in London. Among his many projects, he served as Executive Producer and Director of the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters, Netflix’s Bloodline, and the final season of HBO’s Better Call Saul. He has also directed episodes of the USA Network series Political Animals and In Plain Sight, AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire and Preacher, Netflix’s House of Cards and 13 Reasons Why, Hulu’s Shut Eye, and many others.See our upcoming films