Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2017


Directed by Katherine Dieckmann


Director: Katherine Dieckmann
Section: Spotlight
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Holly Hunter, Carrie Coon, Kim Coates
18+ (no age rating)



A lyrical, emotionally rich drama tracking a woman (Holly Hunter) as she travels the deep south with her best friend (Carrie Coon) in an effort to process her grief over the loss of her son. A story about how to be fully alive when facing death, about forgiveness, grace and redemption. The film was shot in and around Jackson, Mississippi in fall 2015, and Oxford, Mississippi's own Johnny McPhail co-stars as Hunter's ex-husband.

Meet the director


Katherine Dieckmann

Writer-director Katherine Dieckmann's films include: A GOOD BABY (2000), starring Henry Thomas, David Strathairn and Cara Seymour; DIGGERS (2006), starring Paul Rudd, Sarah Paulson, Maura Tierney, Ron Eldard, Josh Hamilton, Lauren Ambrose and Ken Marino; and MOTHERHOOD (2009), starring Uma Thurman, Minnie Driver and Anthony Edwards. Dieckmann has also directed multiple music videos for R.E.M. and other bands, and was the originating director on Nickelodeon's landmark series THE ADVENTURES OF PETE & PETE. Dieckmann is an Associate Professor at Columbia University's graduate School of the Arts Film Program, where she teaches screenwriting, and lives in New York City and upstate NY.


Screenplay: Katherine Dieckmann
Director of Photography: David Morrison
Film Editor: Madeleine Gavin
Composer: Sharon Van Etten
Production Designer: Jesika Farkas
Costume Design: Jennifer Schreck
Sound: Tony Volante
Producer: Jana Edelbaum, Rachel Cohen
Production Company: iDeal Partners Film Fund
World Sales: Great Point Media