CAST: Jessica Barr, Skyler Verity, Claire Manning, Charlie Jackson DIRECTOR: Jessie Barr VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | CLOSES 5/16/21
Inspired by true experiences of grief, girlhood, and growing up, Jessie Barr’s feature debut Sophie Jones provides a stirring portrait of a sixteen year old. Stunned by the untimely death of her mother and struggling with the myriad challenges of teendom, Sophie (played with striking immediacy by the director’s cousin Jessica Barr) tries everything she can to feel something again, while holding herself together, in this sensitive, acutely realized, and utterly relatable coming-of-age story.
Sophie Jones rarely takes a step out of place. It's one of the most authentic explorations of grief in recent cinema. With a fantastic performance from Barr and stunning direction, this film will stick with you long after the credits roll.Amelia Harvey, Screen Queens
It's a poignant exploration of an arduous age, rooted completely in staggering authenticity.Courtney Howard, Variety