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‘Miss Stevens’ Is A Must-See Indie Debut With An Amazing Lily Rabe Performance — IndieWire On Demand

"The Keeping Room" screenwriter Julia Hart makes her filmmaking debut with this impressive character drama.

Lily Rabe in Miss Stevens

“Miss Stevens”

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As the fall movie season heats up and theaters become bombarded with high profile awards release, On Demand becomes more valuable than ever to small indies that risk getting lost in the shuffle. One movie that demands your attention this week is “Miss Stevens.” The debut feature from Julia Hart, who co-wrote last year’s revisionist western “The Keeping Room,” this wonderful drama stars Lily Rabe as a high school English teacher who chaperones a group of students to a drama competition. Timothée Chalamet, Rob Huebel and Oscar Nuñez co-star.

READ MORE: ‘Miss Stevens’ Review: This Sweet Indie Dramedy Teaches The Genre A Valuable Lesson

In his review, Indiewire Senior Film Critic David Ehrlich writes, “‘Miss Stevens’ is a reassuring delight. Told with the ramshackle energy of a first feature (but with a depth that hints at many more to come), Hart’s debut blossoms into a lovingly realized story of grief, getting by, and finding help in unexpected places.”

The film originally screened at SXSW earlier this year and is now available on VOD. Our film editor Kate Erbland makes the case for “Miss Stevens” in the video below.

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