2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22


Saturday, March 14
12:00PM - 1:25PM


When Samantha Abbott begins her final semester teaching science at a Chicago high school, she faces some unexpected news: She’s pregnant. Soon after, Samantha learns that one of her favorite students, Jasmine, has landed in a similar situation. “Unexpected” follows the two women as they embark on an unlikely friendship.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 85min

Director: Kris Swanberg

Executive Producer: Peter Gilbert

Producer: Andrea Roa,

Screenwriter: Kris Swanberg, Megan Mercier

Cinematographer: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen

Editor: Zach Clark

Production Designer: Brandon Tonner-Connelly

Music: Keegan DeWitt

Principal Cast: Cobie Smulders, Anders Holm, Gail Bean, Elizabeth McGovern


Kris Swanberg began her film career at Southern Illinois University where she studied documentary film production. Using naturalistic techniques and often working with non-actors, Swanberg went on to focus her career in narrative film. Her first feature, It was great, but I was ready to come home played in competition at the SXSW Film Festival in 2

Distributor: Film Arcade

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