THE STARLING GIRL
2023 • 116 minutes
Closed captions and hearing/visual assist devices available
Ends Thursday, June 8, 2023
Seventeen-year-old Jem Starling (Eliza Scanlen, “Sharp Objects,” “Little Women”) struggles to define her place within her fundamentalist Christian community in rural Kentucky. Even her greatest joy of dancing with the church group is tempered by worry that her actions are sinful and she is caught between a burgeoning awareness of her own sexuality and her religious devotion. With the return of Owen, an enigmatic youth pastor, Jem soon finds herself attracted to his worldliness and charm. Slowly, he draws her into a dangerous relationship that could upend their entire community.