Bea at Rehab
All Films • Drama, Short Films, 28-Feb-2022
After being abandoned at a rehab by her mother, young Bea is forced to evade authority figures and fend for herself. Kerry O’Neill directs “Bea at Rehab,” a tense drama that tracks a girl and her at-the-moment surrogate mother through a desperate whirlwind of a day. To hide her presence at the facility, Bea has gotten well-acquainted with sliding under blankets or hiding under tables at a moment’s notice. This has worked so far, but the close calls are mounting up. And after a playground incident causes a stir, the predicament threatens to explode. With startling authenticity (it’s based on a true story), and breathless cutting (edited by Joey Izzo, a NoBudge favorite), O’Neill’s film heartbreakingly portrays the fallout from addiction, and the messy institutional safety nets that attempt to break the fall. -KA. Director: Kerry O'Neill. Cast: Riley St. John, Kate Adams, Nico Delpiano, Simone Moore, Ronnie Adrian. DP: Arlene Muller. Editor & Producer: Joey Izzo.
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