Starting March 27, you’ll be able to purchase a digital screening of Saint Frances for only $12, after which you’ll have 3 days to watch the film in a “virtual screening room” created just for patrons of the JBFC. Like many cinematic engagements, Saint Frances will be available for screening purchases for one week to start; if demand is sufficient, the title will be “held over” for additional weeks as needed. Saint Frances will not be available for rental or sale for several months, but it is available now through this exciting collaboration with Oscilloscope.
With each screening of Saint Frances purchased during this period you’ll provide much-needed support to both the JBFC and Oscilloscope—who will evenly split the revenue—as we navigate these uncharted waters
Any questions? Check out our Virtual Screening Room FAQ.
About Saint Frances:
2020. 106 m. Alex Thompson. Oscilloscope. US. English. NR.
Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams). But when an unwanted pregnancy, clashes with the obstinate Frances, and a growing tension between her charge’s moms complicate her new life, Bridget must contend with the inevitable joys and chaos of becoming a part of someone else’s family.
Adrienne Frank, Programming Coordinator here at the JBFC, writes: “I had no idea when I sat down to watch Saint Frances last week how much of a healing balm it would be for me in this moment; it’s a film that overflows with humanity and hope in its most honest, messy, and rewarding forms.
Saint Frances is so many things—feminist comedy, coming-of-age story, indie family drama—but I think I’m most impressed with what it’s not: it’s not an “abortion movie,” or an “LGBTQ movie,” or a “postpartum depression movie.” Instead, it’s a movie that incorporates all of these topics but allows them to exist as they exist in reality—as facets of much more complex characters, lives, and experiences. To see these topics (all very near and dear to my heart) presented in a film so empathetically and unabashedly was a breath of fresh air.
On top of having a stellar cast and snappy dialogue, Saint Frances also made me laugh, made me cry a little, and left me feeling better than it found me, and right now, that’s all I could ask for out of a movie. I hope you enjoy!”
- To take advantage of this screening option, you will follow this link to Oscilloscope’s site. You will first need to register on this site with your own personal login details (you will not have access through your existing JBFC account). It’s very easy! You will enter your name and email address and set a password.
- Please note that helpful details for that site are located directly below the film information. For any questions regarding streaming, device, connection, or payment issues, you will need to reference that site and reach out directly to that site’s customer support.
- Please feel free to reach out to JBFC support for non-streaming questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please note that we are unable to offer member prices.