South Mountain

South Mountain

Lila (TALIA BALSAM), is an artist who teaches at a community college and has built a modest rural paradise in New York's Catskill Mountains with her husband, Edgar (SCOTT COHEN). Soon after their teen daughters head off on Summer adventures, and her best friend Gigi (ANDRUS NICHOLS) begins Chemotherapy, Edgar reveals he's begun a new family with another woman, leaving Lila alone for a season of explosive grief and self re-discovery that focuses on an unconventional friendship with a younger man (MICHAEL OBERHOLTZER).

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Hilary Brougher




Director: Hilary Brougher
Executive Producer: Jean-Christophe Castelli
Producer: Susan A. Stover, Kristin M. Frost, Maria Rosenblum
Screenwriter: Hilary Brougher
Cinematographer: Ethan Mass
Editor: Maria Rosenblum
Production Designer: Storm Garner
Sound Designer: Julian Evans
Music: Herdís Stefánsdóttir
Principal Cast: Talia Balsam, Scott Cohen, Andrus Nichols, Michael Oberholtzer, Naian González Norvind , Midori Francis, Macaulee Rusnak Cassaday, Isis Masoud, Violet Rea, Guthrie Mass
Additional Credits: Post Supervisor: Jon Branden, Associate Producer: Giovanni Ferrari, Associate Producer: Raj Trivedi, Associate Producer: Nadia Zoe, Production Sound Recordist: Alistair Farrant, Colorist: Markus Englmair, VFX Design: B.B. Enriquez


Public Film Contact
Hilary Brougher
South Mountain Film
646 889 2871
Publicity Contact
Layla Hancock-Piper
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Drama
Screening Section: Narrative Feature Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 85:20 mins