Becks

Schedule

Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7:00pm

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), a strict, teetotaling Catholic. As Becks navigates her hometown, playing for tip money in an old friend's bar, an unexpected relationship with Elyse (Mena Suvari), the wife of an old nemesis, begins to take shape. Co-directors Elizabeth Rohrbaugh (a two-time SLIFF alum) and Daniel Powell — both former St. Louisans — make their narrative-feature debut with “Becks,” which won 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. Variety writes: “Leading a strong supporting cast, Lahti makes the most of the chewiest role, but it’s Hall’s charisma that carries the day. She’s further buoyed by Powell and Rohrbaugh’s confident pace and assembly.”

2017
89 min.

Directed by

Daniel Powell & Elizabeth Rohrbaugh

Country

U.S.

Film Category

American Indie Spotlight Music Spotlight New Filmmakers Forum QFest LGBTQ Spotlight Show-Me Cinema Women in Film Spotlight

Subject

Family Issues LGBTQ Music Romance Women's Issues

Genre

Dramedy Love Story Musical
With co-directors Powell and Rohrbaugh.

Sponsored by Joni Tackette Casting and Pat Scallet