At the start of the summer, Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) has an abortion just as she lands a much-needed job in an affluent Chicago suburb - nannying six-year old Frances (played by the scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams). With no time to recover, she clashes with the obstinate Frances and struggles to navigate a growing tension between Frances’ moms. As her personal relationships suffer, a reluctant friendship with Frances emerges, and Bridget contends with the inevitable joys and shit-shows of becoming a part of someone else’s family.

Director’s Biography

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Alex Thompson

A Kentucky native, Thompson graduated from DePauw University and took up an assistant position at Lessall Casting, in Los Angeles, where he’d spent several summers. Months later, Thompson cast his first short as a director, Irene & Marie. Based on his Yiayia, the film starred Olympia Dukakis, Rose Gregorio, Burt Young and Louis Zorich. It premiered with the Greek America Foundation and played at festivals across the country. He went on to direct several films in Chicago, including Calumet, with Austin Pendleton, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Rome International Film Festival. That began a friendship that has endured for music videos, a web series and two feature films as producer - Our Father, and King Rat. He directed a series of dance films based on the music of composer Quinn Tsan, Bedrooms, that went on to win the Grand Prize at the In/Motion Dance Film Festival, the Jacksonville Dance Film Festival and the Flatlands International Dance Film Festival in 2016.