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Run Time: 95 minutes
Beth, one year removed from a decade-long stint in jail for manslaughter, is trying to get her life back on track. Gaining even partial custody of her ten-year-old son Alec is her highest priority, although a few obstacles—including her no-nonsense sister Gabby, who’s raised Alec as her own—stand in her way. Thankfully, Beth finds an unlikely ally in Jess, a tenacious young lawyer who’s determined to help her client reconnect with Alec. Jess has her own family problems, however, in the form of an overbearing mother who dislikes that she’s not working at a prestigious law firm. As Beth and Jess wrestle with how their backgrounds affect their respective futures, both women learn how telling the truth can both empower and devastate. Intimate and absorbing, WHO WE ARE NOW examines the complicated nuances of forgiveness and the ways family ties waver over time. Beth in particular is a mesmerizing and imperfect character who demands audiences reexamine their perception of who deserves a second chance. —A.Z.
Tower City Cinemas
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 3:20 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:40 PM
Women of the World
American Independents Competition
Actor, writer, and filmmaker Matthew Newton was born in 1977 in Melbourne, Australia. He graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Kensington in 1998 with a degree in acting and went on to play leading roles in films, television shows, and stage productions.
Right Here Right Now (2004), Three Blind Mice (2008) – CIFF33, From Nowhere (2016), WHO WE ARE NOW (2017)
Varun Monga, Kate Ballen, Ray Bouderau, Julianne Nicholson, Matthew Newton
Julianne Nicholson, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts, Jess Weixler, Lea Thompson, Jason Biggs, Jimmy Smits