Support the Girls
Opens Sep 25, 2018
September 25-27 Only!
Lisa Conroy (Regina Hall) is the last person you'd expect to find in a highway-side "sports bar with curves" but as general manager at Double Whammies, she's come to love the place and its customers. An incurable den mother, she nurtures and protects her girls fiercely—but over the course of one trying day, her optimism is battered from every direction. Double Whammies sells a big, weird American fantasy, but what happens when reality pokes a bunch of holes in it? One of the year's sharpest American films, Support the Girls is directed by Andrew Bujalski (Computer Chess) and co-stars Haley Lu Richardson (Columbus), AJ Michalka and Junglepussy.
"A stealth charmer. A fine-grain realist, Bujalski creates modest, layered worlds and identifiably true characters. Hall, who appears in almost every scene, is the movie's animating force. Lisa whirls through her day, often with a smile that seems on the verge of breaking. You can see a lifetime that smile. In moments, as it trembles and almost disappears, and as Ms. Hall’s eyes gently widen and her face briefly freezes, you clearly see both the mask and the woman who wears it. You also see what it takes to be a woman in this man’s world—the spirit, grit, pain and, of course, laughter." (Manohla Dargis, New York Times)