About Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Powerfully acted and directed, Never Rarely Sometimes Always reaffirms writer-director Eliza Hittman as a filmmaker of uncommon sensitivity and grace. Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn and her cousin, Skylar, travel across state lines to New York City on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery, and compassion. Winner of the Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear Grand Jury prize; winner, National Society of Film Critics Best Film; winner, Sundance U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award: Neo-Realism. [101 mins; drama; English]

A Q&A with Beaudelaine Pierre (Gender Studies), Jennifer Maher (Gender Studies), and students Amber Nacyk and Alexandra Cottingham will follow the screening.

"An enlightening script, expert ensemble acting and the most revealing film ever made about a young woman's right to choose." — Dwight Brown, National Newspaper Publishers Association

"At once as intimate as a sigh and as urgent as a klaxon, Never Rarely Sometimes Always is an essential film about abortion that arrives at a critical time." — Kimber Myers, Crooked Marquee

"There’s no need to heavily editorialize here; Hittman is an assured enough filmmaker to portray this drama honestly and non-manipulatively, trusting her audience to interpret the complicated heartbreak of Autumn’s predicament without having to explain it to them." — Mary Sollosi, Entertainment Weekly

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