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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Women & Film
Women Directors
Culture & Society
Release Year:2020
Runtime:90 min
Print Source:IFC Films
Director:Nicole Riegel
Executive Producer:Adrienne Becker
Abigail E. Disney
Paul Feig
Jessie Henderson
Nick Quested
Gretchen McGowan
Karah Preiss
Producer:Katie McNeil
Jamie Patricof
Christy Spitzer Thornto
Rachel Gould
Adam Cobb
Cinematographer:Dustin Lane
Screenwriter:Nicole Riegel
Editor:Kate Hickey
Composer:Gene Back
Principal Cast:Jessica Barden
Gus Halper
Austin Amelio
Grace Kaiser
Pamela Adlon
Becky Ann Baker


How to Watch

In this beautiful and unflinching coming-of-age story, a young woman is accepted to college but hasn’t got the money to escape her forlorn midwest town. Looking for the cash, she joins forces with a reckless scrap metal crew.

In a forgotten pocket of Southern Ohio where American manufacturing and opportunity are drying up, a determined young woman finds a ticket out when she is accepted to college. Alongside her older brother, Ruth Avery (Jessica Barden) joins a dangerous scrap metal crew in order to pay her way. Together, they spend one brutal winter working the scrap yards during the day and stealing valuable metal from the once thriving factories by night. With her goal in sight, Ruth finds that the ultimate cost of an education for a girl like her may be more than she bargained for, and she soon finds herself torn between a promising future and the family she would leave behind.

Director Biography

Nicole Riegel Nicole Riegel was named one of Variety's 10 Directors to Watch in 2020. She served in the military prior to filmmaking and graduated from UCLA’s MFA writing program. She was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 Faces of Independent Film. She has been supported by Sundance through their Screenwriter’s Lab and the Skywalker Sound+Music Lab.