Who We Are Now

Who We Are Now

Recently released from prison, Beth works with her public defender to get her son back from her sister who was awarded legal custody when she was incarcerated. As she navigates her way back into the outside world, Beth falls into a romantic fling with a traumatized Marine afraid of human connection and at the same time forms an unlikely alliance with a headstrong young woman on the public defense team who decides to take on her cause whether Beth likes it or not. These two people challenge, and eventually crack, Beth's tough exterior, making her realize that who she is isn’t about where she’s been, it’s about where she’s going.

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Matthew Newton


Director: Matthew Newton
Producer: Kate Ballen, Matthew Newton, Varun Monga, Julianne Nicholson, Ray Boudreau
Screenwriter: Matthew Newton
Cinematographer: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Editor: Betsy Kagen
Production Designer: Matthew Novak
Principal Cast: Julianne Nicholson, Emma Roberts, Zachary Quinto, Jess Weixler, Jimmy Smits, Jason Biggs, Lea Thompson, Scott Cohen, Octavia Chavez-Richmond, J. Mallory McCree


Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Genre: Drama
Screening Section: Narrative Spotlight
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 99:29 mins