The Starling Girl is in select theaters today, May 12th. Writer/Director Laurel Parmet and Stars Eliza Scanlen, Lewis Pullman and Jimmi Simpson joined our Gadi Elkon to talk about the feature film.
Seventeen-year-old Jem Starling struggles to define her place within her fundamentalist Christian community in rural Kentucky. Even her greatest joy of dancing with the church group is tempered by worry that her actions are sinful and she is caught between a burgeoning awareness of her own sexuality and her religious devotion. With the return of Owen, an enigmatic youth pastor, Jem soon finds herself attracted to his worldliness and charm. Slowly, he draws her into a dangerous relationship that could upend their entire community.
Writer/Director Laurel Parmet and Gadi talked about the impact Sundance had on this project, location changes and so much more.
Interview with Writer/Director Laurel Parmet:
Stars Eliza Scanlen (Jem Starling) and Lewis Pullman (Owen) talk with Gadi about getting a pivotal rehearsal period, filming in Louisville, Kentucky and much more.
Interview with Stars Eliza Scanlen and Lewis Pullman.
Jimmi and Gadi talk about the elements that attracted Simpson to the role of Paul.
Interview with Actor Jimmi Simpson:
The film is in select theaters today before expanding next week.
For more info and tickets, THE STARLING GIRL.