Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Mar 5, 2020
8:00pm

Free Screening! Director Eliza Hittman In Person!
NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS

This screening is free with RSVP to:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/96548185221

Please arrive early; RSVP is not a guarantee of seating. American Cinematheque Members will have priority admission when the doors open one hour prior to showtime. For more information on Membership, email andrew@americancinematheque.com.

Discussion following with director Eliza Hittman, moderated by Justin Chang.
NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS
2020, Focus Features, 95 min, UK/USA, Dir: Eliza Hittman

When 17-year-old Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) looks at herself in the mirror, she can see the signs of pregnancy beginning to manifest in her body. As a minor in rural Pennsylvania, she cannot obtain an abortion without parental consent. That leaves her to consider the age-old methods women have turned to when confronting unintended pregnancies. Though Autumn keeps mum about her dilemma, her distress is clear to her cousin and best friend Skylar (Talia Ryder), who sees her every day at school and at their part-time jobs as cashiers. With the address of a Brooklyn clinic in hand, the cousins board an early morning bus bound for New York City. But their trip takes an unexpected turn when Autumn learns that a one-visit procedure isn’t possible. As the cousins navigate two fraught days and nights in an unfamiliar and overwhelming city, their journey becomes one of profound solidarity, compassion and friendship. Winner of the Silver Bear Jury Grand Prix at the Berlin International Film Festival.“At once dreamlike and ruthlessly naturalistic, steadily composed yet shot through with roiling currents of anxiety, NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS is a quietly devastating gem.” - Andrew Barker, Variety.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Thu, Mar 5, 2020 • 8:00pm