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CLEMENTINE

Directed by Lara Jean Gallagher
FEATURE NARRATIVE 94 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE CLEMENTINE
In this moody and mysterious narrative feature, a scenic lake house becomes a sanctuary for two young women. Karen (Otmara Marrero), 29, is just out of a long-term relationship and needing a place to lick her wounds, so she sneaks into her ex’s summer home. There she meets the precocious Lana (Sydney Sweeney), whose bold charisma is a welcome distraction. Both Karen and Lana are emotionally guarded, but their cautious flirtation brings each of them a sense of validation.

Sweeney and Marrero deliver hypnotic performances laced with intimacy. Equal parts psychological drama and sexual coming-of-age story, Clementine is a rumination on who we choose to love and how to let go. It’s a beautifully-rendered debut, marking the discovery of an exciting new female filmmaker to watch.

—Lucy Mukerjee
Drama, LGBTQIA
About the Director(s)
Lara Jean Gallagher is a writer and director originally from rural Pennsylvania. She earned her Directing MFA from Columbia and the Independent Filmmaker Project named her an Emerging Storyteller in 2015. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

Film Info
Cast & Credits
  • Editor:
    Alexander Morris
  • Composer:
    Katy Jarzebowski
  • Screenwriter:
    Lara Jean Gallagher
  • Cast:
    Otmara Marrero, Sydney Sweeney, Will Brittain, Sonya Walger
  • Executive Producer:
    Garett Stenson
  • Cinematographer:
    Andres Karu
  • Producer:
    Aimee Lynn Barneberg, Davis Priestley, Kim Bailey, Isabel Marden, Karina Ripper
  • Director:
    Lara Jean Gallagher

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