Zach Clark’s SXSW premiere “Little Sister” has it all. We promise. It’s not just a film about an estranged daughter coming home, but an estranged nun coming home and grappling with both her crazy family and her strange past as a seriously goth teen. That’s not your everyday, run-of-the-mill feature film.
The film’s official synopsis just layers on the goodies: “October, 2008. Young nun Colleen is avoiding all contact from her family, until an email from her mother announces, ‘Your brother is home.’ On returning to her childhood home in Asheville, NC, she finds her old room exactly how she left it: painted black and covered in goth/metal posters. Her parents are happy enough to see her, but unease and awkwardness abounds. Her brother is living as a recluse in the guesthouse since returning home from the Iraq war. During Colleen’s visit, tensions rise and fall with a little help from Halloween, pot cupcakes, and GWAR. ‘Little Sister’ is a sad comedy about family – a schmaltz-free, pathos-drenched, feel good movie for the little goth girl inside us all.”
Nuns, goth teens, pot cupcakes, recluses and GWAR? It’s all too much.
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In honor of the film’s upcoming SXSW premiere, Indiewire is pleased to premiere two tracks from Fritz Myers’ score. The heavy electric guitar and synth is the perfect pairing with some tasty new stills from the film, all of which you can check out below.
“Little Sister” will premiere at SXSW on Saturday, March 12 at 11:00am at the Stateside Theatre. Other screenings will follow throughout the week.