A Light Beneath Their Feet

Join Indievents, and Club David, Wednesday, June 15, for the South Dakota Premiere of A Light Beneath Their Feet.

A Light Beneath Their Feet has been very hot at film festivals and has picked up many awards. It was directed by Valerie Weiss.

Emotionally raw and bracingly honest, this coming-of-age drama balances the pull of family obligation against personal aspirations. In a commanding performance, SAG award winning actress, Taryn Manning ("Orange is the New Black") plays Gloria, a young mother with bipolar disorder struggling with the looming departure of her daughter, the one force of stability in her life. Madison Davenport gives a breakout performance as a daughter struggling with the decision whether to stay local for college where she can remain the stable rock in her mother's life, or to detach and go to her dream college across country. Kurt Fuller, Nora Dunn, Kali Hawk, Maddie Hasson, and Carter Jenkins give standout supporting performances.

Following the screening, director Valerie Weissand screenwriter Moira McMahon will participate in a live Q and A with the audience via Skype!

"This coming-of-age drama balances the pull of family obligation against personal aspirations... By turns endearing, unsettling, and ultimately moving, A Light Beneath Their Feet is a triumph of empathetic filmmaking." -- RogerEbert.com

"A Light Beneath Their Feet is uplifting and thought-provoking; it's something any fan of cinema will thoroughly enjoy" -- project-nerd.com

"Taryn Manning (of Orange is the New Black), illuminating in a demanding role... its bold exploration of mental illness and its effect on the family as well as the afflicted." -- awardswatch.com

"The Best Female-Directed Narrative Feature Award went to Valerie Weiss' A Light Beneath Their Feet for its outstanding, nuanced, empathetic performances by Taryn Manning and Madison Davenport and its sensitive portrayal of a mother-daughter relationship." -- Variety

The screening will be held at Club David in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. You can purchase advance tickets at Club David, Zandbroz, The Last Stop CD Shop, or online at EventBrite (click button below).