CUSP Special Presentations


Following the screening, watch a special conversation with directors Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt, moderated by The Washington Post Chief Film Critic Ann Hornaday.

Like in much of America, in one small Texas town there’s not much for teenagers to do, especially during another hot summer. Three teenage girls – Autumn, Brittney and Aaloni – have lazy day hangouts, bonfire parties in fields riddled with beer and blunts or casual meetups at fast-food restaurants. Throughout this fever dream season, the girls, who grant intimate access of their social life to filmmakers Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt, openly discuss the darker sides of their adolescent experience: social expectations, toxic masculinity and consent.

Through a striking verité lens, this feature debut from Hill and Bethencourt reveals a brave, complex and poignant portrait of girlhood and sexual violence set against a big Texas sky of possibilities, heartbreak and hope. –Sarah Harris

Continue the conversation on DOCS Connect with filmmakers and audience members, here.


Lauren Kleiman
Showtime Documentary Films
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Country: USA

Year: 2021

Directors: Parker Hill, Isabel Bethencourt

Producers: Zachary Luke Kislevitz, Parker Hill, Isabel Bethencourt

Executive Producers: Caitlin Gold, Naomi McDougall Jones, Joe Plummer, Jennifer Westphal, Chris Columbus, Eleanor Columbus

Directors of Photography: Isabel Bethencourt, Parker Hill

Editor: Parker Hill

Music: T. Griffin

Running Time (minutes): 83

Language: English

Accessibility: Closed Captions Available