Watch Anytime • Virtual Screening Room: ALWAYS SHINE
Available to your home theater through the Olympia Film Society
Streaming tickets now available!
Two friends, both actresses (Halt and Catch Fire’s Mackenzie Davis and Masters of Sex’s Caitlin FitzGerald), leave Los Angeles for Big Sur embarking on a weekend getaway to reconnect. Once alone, however, the two women’s suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments bubble to the surface, causing them to lose grasp not just of the true nature of their relationship, but also of their own identities.
Dir: Sophia Takal / 2016 / US / 85 min
“Always Shine is a deft, assured movie with a sly self-reflexive undercurrent containing commentary on sexism and self-idealization that’s provocative, and sometimes disturbing.” — Glenn Kenny, New York Times
“FitzGerald and Davis are both excellent, convincingly turning the smallest, most seemingly harmless discussions into highly charged cat-and-mouse workouts.” — Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
“Always Shine is a potent psychological thriller, all right. But it’s also a powerful statement on the very industry that produced it.” — April Wolfe, L.A. Weekly