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When a middle-aged Indian-American housewife and a young stoner musician meet at a pawn shop, they end up on an unexpected road trip to Canada. The pair have next to nothing in common, but they find mutual empathy in each other as they navigate very different life crises. Sophie has run out of money, motor oil, and dignity as Jyothi has discovered her husband is having an affair. They encounter many rough patches and difficult situations on the road towards a conclusion, but they lean on each other and learn from one another's life stories.


Taking cues from films like Thelma and Louise, yet utilizing a more comedic tone and a unique contemporary style, the lead characters Jyothi and Sophie (Jagathi Kamalakanthan, Lucy Kaminsky) tell an unlikely story of an even more unlikely friendship.

—Emily Eddy, Guest Festival Shorts Programmer, MdFF 2021

Content Considerations: Depictions of violence, strong language, depictions of sexuality

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers including Jagathi Kamalakanthan (Jyothi), Prashanth Kamalakanthan (Director) and Lucky Kaminsky (Sophie) moderated by MdFF Artistic Director, Christy LeMaster.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    82 minutes
  • Language
    English, Telugu
  • Country
    United States
  • Note
    In English and Telugu with English subtitles
  • Director
    Prashanth Kamalakanthan
  • Screenwriter
    Prashanth Kamalakanthan
  • Producer
    Artemis Shaw
  • Executive Producer
    Jake Perlin, Andrew Adair
  • Cast
    Jagathi Kamalakanthan, Lucy Kaminsky
  • Cinematographer
    Lasse Ulvedal Tolbøll
  • Editor
    Prashanth Kamalakanthan
  • Production Design
    Aaron Crosby & Santiago Laverde
  • Composer
    Colton Brown