Black sheep stories are a dime a dozen. But writer/director Zach Clark folds in a goth nun, a reclusive war vet, “weird girl” icon Ally Sheedy, and the promise of deliciously dark humor to make his Little Sister stand out from the pack.
Check out the trailer from the SXSW stunner below:
“Are you monsters?”
“Yeah. We’re monsters.”
Here’s Little Sister’s official synopsis:
October, 2008. Young nun Colleen (Addison Timlin) is avoiding all contact from her family, until an email from her mother announces, “Your brother is home.” On returning to her childhood home in Asheville, NC, she finds her old room exactly how she left it: painted black and covered in goth/metal posters. Her parents (Ally Sheedy and Peter Hedges) are happy enough to see her, but unease and awkwardness abounds. Her brother (Keith Poulson) is living as a recluse in the guesthouse since returning home from the Iraq war. During Colleen’s visit, tensions rise and fall with a little help from Halloween, pot cupcakes, and GWAR. Little Sister is a sad comedy about family - a schmaltz-free, pathos-drenched, feel good movie for the little goth girl inside us all.
Little Sister opens October 14th.
Kristy Puchko wants to go to there.