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Gillian Robespierre (OBVIOUS CHILD)

On the heels of Georgia's House passing HB481,

Tonight's Movie is OBVIOUS CHILD, written and directed by Gillian Robespierre.


Gillian Robespierre

Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker, born and raised in New York City. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts, Film & Video Program. In 2009 Robespierre co-wrote (with Anna Bean and Karen Maine) and directed the short film "Obvious Child," about a young woman who is impregnated after a one-night stand and decides to have an abortion. Robespierre approached Jenny Slate to star in the lead role after seeing her perform at a comedy club. Robespierre later expanded the short into her 2014 feature film debut, OBVIOUS CHILD, which premiered at Sundance in 2014. The film got a nod for the year's "Best Discovery" on iTunes and she won Best Directorial Debut from the National Board of Review. Her second feature LANDLINE premiered at Sundance in 2017 and was sold to Amazon.

Watch the trailer to OBVIOUS CHILD here!


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