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’20 Weeks’ Exclusive Clip: LAFF Romantic Drama Explores a Pregnancy in Crisis

Leena Pendharkar's "20 Weeks" will have its world premiere on Monday, June 19 at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

20 Weeks

“20 Weeks”

Meritage Pictures & Spicy Productions

Los Angeles Film Festival official selection “20 Weeks” is a romantic drama about a couple who finds out their baby may have a serious health issues at their 20-week scan. Written and directed by Leena Pendharkar, the film is inspired by a true story, as in the summer of 2014, Pendharkar and her husband went through a similar situation.

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Here’s the official synopsis for the film, which stars Anna Margaret Hollyman, Amir Arison and Richard Riehle.

Maya and Ronan, a couple of 30-somethings, are in love and expecting a baby when a health condition that could impact their unborn child is discovered during a routine scan. As their outlook on parenthood shifts and evolves, the couple is forced to re-examine whether they will be able to tackle the challenges they face and the future of their family.

Leena Pendharkar is an award-winning writer-director whose debut feature film, “Raspberry Magic,” starred Allison Brie and Bella Thorne. The film is a coming-of-age story about an 11-year-old girl who thinks she must win the science fair in order to bring her father back after he runs out on the family.

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“20 Weeks” will have its world premiere on Monday, June 19 at the Los Angeles Film Festival. To watch and exclusive clip from the film, check out the video below.

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