Kate Stone (Taylor Schilling) is career-focused, and enjoys her life that way. Her brash attitude keeps relationships at arm's length, making her an outcast in her own right. When her estranged brother calls asking her to babysit her tween niece Maddie, Kate reluctantly agrees to help. But babysitting overnight unexpectedly turns into a week, and Kate’s life spins into chaos. As Maddie reveals stories of being bullied and of wanting to run away and be a Juggalo, the two form a unique bond. In FAMILY, Schilling delivers a delightful and layered comedic performance. Laura Steinel’s debut feature has heart, reminding us that family can be found in all different forms. – Sarah Harris
Laura Steinel made her directorial debut with FAMILY at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. She recently sold the speculative screenplay WOMEN IN BUSINESS to 20th Century Fox and is currently developing BUCKLE BUNNIES for HBO, based on the short story by Elizabeth Gilbert.