Elizabeth Rohrbaugh & Dan Powell, U.S., 2017, 89 min.
Singer/songwriter Becks (Tony-winning and Grammy-nominated Lena Hall) gives up her Brooklyn apartment and heads across the country to join her long-distance girlfriend (Hayley Kiyoko) in LA. But a surprise early arrival has disastrous consequences, and Becks abruptly heads back across the country to St. Louis, where she moves in with her disapproving mother (Christine Lahti). As Becks navigates her hometown, playing for tip money in an old friend's bar, an unexpected relationship with Elyse (Mena Suvari), the wife an old nemesis, begins to take shape. Co-directors Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell — both former St. Louisans — make their narrative-feature debut with “Becks,” which won the New Filmmakers Forum competition at last year’s SLIFF and the U.S. Fiction Award at the LA Film Festival. A quasi-musical, “Becks” features original songs by singer/songwriter Alyssa Robbins and instrumental-score composer Steve Salett.