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MIDWEST INDEPENDENCE-01Midwest Independence: Kris Swanberg


  • 2015
  • Directed By: Kris Swanberg
  • Rated R
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 90 Minutes
  1. Friday, March 25, 2016 6:30 p.m.
Image from the film Unexpected
Samantha Abbott (Cobie Smulders) is an inner-city teacher who has just been informed that her high school is months away from shutting down, forcing her to look for a new job. Samantha has her sights on her a dream job: a museum position that would keep her close to her love of teaching. All of that is put on hold when she and her husband (Anders Holm) find out Samantha is unexpectedly pregnant. As coincidence would have it, at the same time, one of her most promising students, Jasmine (Gail Bean), discovers she is also pregnant. Awkward at first, the two develop an unlikely friendship as they struggle to navigate their uncertain futures. Director Kris Swanberg is scheduled to be present. (2K DCP Presentation)