BGN interviews the cast and director of the Bleeker Street film The Starling Girl.
Featured in the interviews are: Eliza Scanlen (Jem Starling), Wrenn Schmidt (Heidi Starling), Lewis Pullman (Owen Taylor), Jimmi Simpson (Paul Starling) and Laurel Parmet (Writer/Director).
Seventeen-year-old Jem Starling struggles to define her place within her fundamentalist Christian community in rural Kentucky. Even her greatest joy of dancing with the church group is tempered by worry that her actions are sinful and she is caught between a burgeoning awareness of her own sexuality and her religious devotion. With the return of Owen, an enigmatic youth pastor, Jem soon finds herself attracted to his worldliness and charm. Slowly, he draws her into a dangerous relationship that could upend their entire community.
Interviewer: Jamie Broadnax
Video Editor: Jamie Broadnax
The Starling Girl is now playing in New York and Los Angeles and expands to additional cities on May 19th.