Luigi Campi • 2016 • USA
Prominent trans non-binary performer Bobbi Salvör Menuez delivers a starring turn as a withdrawn young woman uncovering a trail of violence at a halfway house in Upstate New York.
Sam is a taciturn young woman living in a group home in upstate New York. Known for her reluctance to speak, she mostly keeps to herself, wandering the grounds and observing the house's other members, including Lydia, a caretakers with whom she has formed a close bond. One night Lydia decides to throw a party; the next morning, she has disappeared in mysterious circumstances. Sam's quest to discover the truth about her friend emboldens her place in the community while simultaneously threatening to shatter her fragile world.
Luigi Campi's feature film debut premiered at Los Angeles Film Festival; Woodstock, where it won an Honorable Mention; New Orleans, where it won the Audience Award; and Ashland, where it won Best Cinematography and Best Narrative Feature.