CUSP

Series Info
Series:Sundance Film Festival
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:92 minutes
Director:Parker Hill, Isabel Bethencourt
Year Released:2021
Production Country:USA
Language:English

Description

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Cusp chronicles one formative year of teenage life for three friends in a Texas town where there's little to do but party - and where liquor, drugs, and guns are standard recreation accessories. Followed through lazy hangouts, fast-food outings, and bonfire parties, Autumn, Brittney, and Aaloni allow directors Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt to observe intimate moments within their homes and social circles. The film's raw verite approach creates a sensitive, multifaceted portrait of adolescent girlhood and the time and place in which these girls experience it.

As the girls open up about their pasts and explore their definitions of freedom and consent, Cusp illustrates how they rebel against or assimilate to societal expectations and toxic masculinity as a survival tactic. Though one subject proclaims "there is no normal in teenage years" and the girls outwardly assert their own helplessness, Autumn, Brittney, and Aaloni candidly give voice to the experiences of countless teenage girls. Cusp honors its subject's trust with a powerful, evocative film that embodies the significance of their stories.

*Contains discussions of sexual violence.



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