A kindhearted seventeen-year-old in the American Southwest turns to prostitution to fulfill her dream of a new life in San Francisco.
Olivia Cooke (Katie), Mary Steenburgen (Maybelle), Christopher Abbott (Bruno), Mireille Enos (Tracey), Keir Gilchrist (Matty), Chris Lowell (Dirk), Jim Belushi (Bear (as James Belushi)), Nate Corddry (Mr. Daniels), MorningStar Angeline (Party Guest #1), Natasha Bassett (Sara), Gene Jones (Mr. Willard), Eric Steinig (Bill), Bernardo Saracino (Rodrigo (as Bernardo P. Saracino)), Alex Breaux (Steve), Mike Miller (Carl), Morse Bicknell (Officer Warren), Sage Bell (Mary), Jesse Romero (Clerk), Martin Edward Andazola (Cowboy (as Martin Andazola)), Heather Gonzales (Teenager #1), Allie Sundstrom (Teenager #2), Shannon Pesh Peshlakai (Diner Patron), Fred Padilla (Diner Visitor (uncredited)), J. Nathan Simmons (Diner Patron (uncredited)), Cheo Tapia (Diner Patron (uncredited)), Anthony M. Trujillo (Diner Patron (uncredited))
Michael Balchan (executive producer), Max Born (producer), Antonio Campos (executive producer), Sean Durkin (executive producer), Igaal Hanouna (co-executive producer), Lionel Houbas (executive producer), Wayne Maggin (co-executive producer), Mike McGuirk (associate producer), Josh Mond (executive producer), Ben Pakman (associate producer), Kimberly Parker (line producer / producer), Eric Schultz (producer), Carlo Sirtori (producer), Benjamin Steiner (producer), David Steiner (producer), Glen Trotiner (co-producer), Jacob Wasserman (producer), Jeff G. Waxman (executive producer)
This film, at it's heart, is a love story and a story about dreams. It also explores the too-often neglected topic of sexual abuse in our society. It depicts an impoverished white American community in a genuine and sensitive way, through stunning imagery and wonderful performances by Olivia Cooke and Chris Abbott. The heart-wrenching twists and turns develop from an authentic tone and a unique directorial voice grounded in humanity. The discomfort we feel at times is a visceral response to the story's authenticity and our growing empathy for the main character, Katie. But stay with it! Especially during this precarious moment in American history, movies like Katie Says Goodbye shed light on the inner-workings of poverty and pinpoint the various reasons why we must care more for one another.
7 wins & 5 nominations
Dallas International Film Festival • Deauville Film Festival • Denver International Film Festival • Las Cruces International Film Festival • Manchester International Film Festival (MANIFF) • Newport Beach Film Festival • Sarasota Film Festival • Stockholm Film Festival • Toronto International Film Festival
Katie Says Goodbye
France:12 / Taiwan:R-18 / United Kingdom:15
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