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Dir. Dan Sallitt. 2019, 94 mins. With Tallie Medel, Norma Kuhling. A Grasshopper Film release. The latest from truly independent New York filmmaker Dan Sallitt—his first feature in eight years—centers on Mara and Jo, twentysomethings who have been close friends since middle school. Jo, the more outgoing of the two, is a social worker who runs through a series of brief but intense relationships, while the quieter Mara writes fiction and bounces among teacher’s aide jobs while trying to land a position in elementary education. It soon becomes apparent that Jo, despite her intellectual gifts, is unreliable in her professional life, losing and acquiring jobs at a troubling rate. Over the course of a decade, the more stable Mara sometimes tries to help, sometimes backs away to preserve herself, but never abandons her powerful childhood connection with Jo. View trailer.