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Sunday, August 31 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Suck It Up Buttercup

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When the worlds of addiction, denial, deceit and dementia suddenly collide one night, the collateral damage from teenage drug use is laid bare.

Once an honors student, Jackie Holman is newly addicted to prescription pills. Her father Joe is out of work and in denial about Jackie's addiction. Her mother Ellie, pregnant and working double shifts to keep the family afloat, is also burdened with Jackie's senile grandfather and unaware of her daughter's drug use.

A fast moving chain of events unfolds as Jackie, desperate to get her next fix, lies to her father to get the money she needs. While she parties and waits for her cash, Joe and Ellie race to save her in a clash that brings out cop cars, handcuffs and heartache while testing the family resolve.

Grounded in the economic decline and teenage aimlessness that afflicts small town America, SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP is raw, emotional and uncomfortably real.

TRAILER: http://youtu.be/vBXXshkRDL8

CAST: Robyn Ross, Gregory Konow, Lacy Marie Meyer
DIRECTOR: Malindi Fickle
PRODUCERS: Malindi Fickle, Beth O'Neill


Malindi Fickle

Director/Producer/Co-writer, Suck It Up Buttercup
“Suck It Up Buttercup” marks Malindi Fickle's first foray into writing/directing narrative features. Fickle’s documentary “By The People” (2006), was broadcast nationwide on PBS and won a prestigious HUGO award. Critically acclaimed by The New York Times, Time Out NY, Film... Read More →

Sunday August 31, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Cinema 21 616 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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