HERSELF (2020)

  • Drama
  • 1h 37m

Showtime:
Friday, October 16 at 10:00am
This film will be viewable for 24 hours from showtime above.

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Single-mother Sandra (acclaimed Irish stage actor Clare Dunne) finally gathers the strength to escape her abusive husband, Gary. Temporary accommodations for herself and two young daughters is now an airport hotel, where they can only use the rear entrance. After months of working two jobs and still barely making ends meet, Sandra draws inspiration from one of her daughter’s bedtime stories and hits upon the idea of self-building an affordable house. She finds an architect who provides her with plans and is offered land by Peggy, a doctor she cleans for. A building contractor, aided by an all-volunteer crew, steps in to help. Fueled by Sandra’s spirit and determination, they get to work building a new house from the ground up. Still, Sandra’s past seems impossible to escape as Gary, her possessive ex, seeks to regain control of her life and bureaucrats fight back against her independent spirit. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!, The Iron Lady), HERSELF, was hailed by Variety as “the standout of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

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