What Children Do



Hammer Theatre SJ Tue, Mar 7, 2017 1:00 PM
CineArts Santana Row Screen 6 Sun, Mar 12, 2017 3:30 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Section:Narrative Feature Competition
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:World
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dean Peterson
Producer:Dean Peterson
Ariana Janetakis
Liz Zwiebel
Darin Quan
Screenwriter:Dean Peterson
Music:Jared Horne
Cinematographer:Darin Quan
Editor:Dean Peterson
Cast:Nicole Rodenburg
Grace Rex
Josh Ruben
John Early
Alex Rennie
Mary Looram


Reunited and it feels so…well, I guess, okay?

In the years since sisters Amy and Shannon were little kids, you would expect their relationship to have matured. You’d be wrong. Thrust back into each other’s lives by the impending death of their grandmother, their reunion is anything but comfortable. The small town vibe is repulsive to Amy of Hollywood, who just can’t seem to find a decent cup of coffee anywhere (but vodka seems to be a decent replacement), forcing the more reserved Shannon to adapt to Amy’s wild ways. However, three years of being estranged does not make the sisters’ reunion and easy pill, and the combination of old flames, over zealous pastors, and overdue DVDs makes repairing the feral relationship something else. Writer/director Dean Peterson’s cleverly written and acerbic comedy of dysfunction carefully captures when polar opposites collide, yet are forced to deal with life head on. - Zarin Khan

Preceded by the short film: The Cuddler; dir. Rick Kellar; USA; 7 min.

Included Shorts

The Cuddler (7min) More