Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Director: Eliza Hittman Run Time: 101 min. Release Year: 2020
Starring: Ryan Eggold, Sharon Van Etten, Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Théodore Pellerin
Faced with an unintended pregnancy and an almost complete lack of support, Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) and her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) embark across state lines to New York City on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery, and compassion. Unabashedly pro-choice, NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS is an incredibly compelling and affecting work featuring two of the best performances of 2020. A film rich in compassion and empathy that does not shy from upsetting truths but places its emphasis on the strength of its protagonists and their friendship.
“A new and radical heroic journey.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times