Good One

West Coast premiere, with director India Donaldson, actor Lily Collias, composer Celia Hollander, and music supervisor Taylor Rowley in person, in conversation with Ash Hoyle

Sunday, April 7
2220 Arts + Archives

Director/Writer: India Donaldson

USA, 2024, 90 minutes, DCP

On a weekend backpacking trip in the Catskills, 17-year-old Sam contends with the competing egos of her father and his oldest friend.

Writer-director India Donaldson’s remarkably assured debut evokes Kelly Reichardt’s Old Joy in its depiction of shifting power dynamics set against the rhythms of a long walk in nature. With a subtle hand, Donaldson teases out a complex and deeply resonant dynamic between a teenager and less-than-perfect adults. Featuring a magnetic performance by breakout star Lily Collias and superb turns from indie-film stalwart James Le Gros and NY Theater fixture Danny McCarthy, Good One is an exceedingly rare example of on-screen realism handled with palpable intimacy and care.

A Metrograph release

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, New Directors/New Films 

Starring: Lily Colias, James Le Gros, Danny McCarthy

Producers: Diana Irvine, Graham Mason, Wilson Cameron, India Donaldson