Director: Sonejuhi Sinha
99 min / 2019 / USA / English, Nepali / In Competition
Riz (Geetanjali Thapa), a recent immigrant and ex-gang member, works at a motel in hopes of starting her life over in America. At the motel, Riz meets Una (Cynthia Nixon), the formidable owner, and her drug-selling son Jimmy. Rooming with another motel maid Dallas (Olivia DeJonge), a bold, assertive runaway, who blackmails Riz, triggering a series of violent events that entwine Riz, Dallas, and Jimmy. In a last-ditch effort, a desperate Riz and Dallas create a plan to rob Una to escape from the motel and the web of crime they've created.
Festivals & Honors
World Premiere: Tribeca Film Festival, 2019
U.S. Narrative - Special Jury Mention- Best Actress (Geetanjali Thapa) - Tribeca Film Festival, 2019
Nominee - New American Cinema Competition - Seattle International Film Festival 2019
Nominee - Outstanding First Feature Award - Frameline, 2019