Jack of the Red Hearts
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Showings
NWACC White AuditoriumWed, May 6, 2015 12:30 PM
Festival Award Winner - Jury Award
Not Available
 
NWACC White AuditoriumSat, May 9, 2015 4:00 PM
Festival Award Winner - Jury Award
Not Available
 
Film Info
Section:Narrative
Category:Dramatic Comedy
Year of Production:2015
Original Language:English
English
Recommended Age Range:13+
Credits
Director:Janet Grillo
Producer:Lucy Mukerjee-Brown
Stefan Nowicki
Joey Carey
Morgan White
Screenwriter:Jennifer Deaton
Cast:Famke Janssen
AnnaSophia Robb
Description
A teenage con artist tricks a desperate mother into hiring her as a live-in companion for her autistic daughter. Synopsis: A streetwise teenage runaway is on the lam from her Probation Officer. Her name is Jacquelyn (18) but if you call her anything but JACK, she’ll cut you. Needing to lay low and earn money so she can rescue her younger sister COKE (11) from Foster care, Jack cons her way into a suburban home as the live-in helper for the family's autistic daughter, GLORY (11). Much to her surprise, Jack has a unique ability to connect with the nonverbal little girl. As she positively impacts Glory, the family begins to affect Jack, particularly KAY, Glory’s mother. As these two scrappy survivors find an affinity with each other, Kay finds in Jack a daughter she can talk to. When romantic sparks fly between Jack and ROBERT (17), Glory’s brother, we see a group of wounded people poignantly begin to heal each other---just a little bit. But the law catches up, the truth comes out, and Jack is forced to make a choice---to save her own hide, or help someone else.