IN THEATERS OCTOBER 6TH
In Theaters October 6th For as long as Heidi can remember, her mother has had only 22 words in her vocabulary. And that’s fine with the precocious 12 year-old. She and Mama live happily, in the bubble of love and protection provided by their remarkable neighbor, the nurturing but agoraphobic Bernadette. Then one day a new word pops out of Mama’s mouth – the mysterious “soof” – and it changes everything. Heidi is propelled on a solo cross-country journey of discovery and loss, truth and identity. Secrets boil to the surface, long-hidden fears are faced, and Heidi finally learns who she is and where she and her childlike Mama came from. SO B. IT is a tale of longing and family lies, of heartbreak and personal courage with just a touch of magical whimsy.
Director Stephen Gyllenhaal
Writer Sarah Weeks (novel), Garry Williams Actors
Alfre Woodard, John Heard, Jessica Collins, Jacinda Barrett, Dash Mihok, Cloris Leachman, Talitha Bateman, Michael Arden
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Director's Statement To me this film feels like an homage to classic Americana, centered on a young girl who risks everything that she loves to get to the truth. In the process of making this film, two points brought up a powerful well of emotion for me in a personal way that was unexpected. The first stems from how driven Talitha Bateman’s Heidi is to learn about who she is and how she will not let anything deter her from her journey of discovery. That speaks to what I see in my wife, in my daughter and what I see in my granddaughters. There’s something wonderful happening now with women who are throwing off the traditional ways in which they have been viewed for so long, and I wanted to get into the core of that as Heidi discovers her own story and learns who she really is. The second, I can only barely take credit for as Alfre Woodard brings the character of Bernie an astonishing level sophistication and complexity. When Alfre Woodard breaks her way through the apartments to get to this little crying baby and fights against her handicap because of her selfless desire to help others, I see a hero. I don’t understand how there’s so little money for films like this when they’re throwing obscene amounts of money at Marvel/DC superhero films. Bernie and Heidi are real FEMALE superheroes in the true sense of the word and display their heroism in a way that people can connect within this world every day. - Stephen Gyllenhaal
Sarah Weeks is the author of the NY Times and LA Times bestselling novel, So B. It, on which the film is based. Among its many accolades, So B. It was chosen as an ALA Best Book, received the 2004 Parent’s Choice Gold Award, and won numerous state awards. It has also been translated into several languages.
Sarah, author of more than 50 other books for young readers, is a tireless promoter, visiting schools throughout the country, serving as author-in-residence, and speaking to teachers and librarians at national conferences about her works, including So B. It and its highly anticipated film adaption. Sarah has worked hand-in-hand with the producing team behind the So B. It film, proving to be an integral part of the process. A graduate of Hampshire College and NYU, Sarah is currently an adjunct faculty member in the prestigious Writing Program at the New School University in New York City, and she is currently working on the sequel to So B. It, titled Soof. CLICK HERE FOR MORE
Academy Award Winner Cloris Leachman
Jacinda Barrett
And Introducing Talitha Bateman
Jessica Collins
Michael Arden
Academy Award Nominee Alfre Woodard
Emmy Nominee John Heard
Dash Mihok