Influencer Screening – CUSP Live Q&A

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2021

On December 7th, we held a live Q&A online where we heard all about the new SHOWTIME® Documentary CUSP, which premiered on Showtime November 26th. All confirmed registrants were provided with a private screener link to watch the film prior to the live Q&A event.

 

WATCH THE EVENT

 
 
PANELISTS:

Parker Hill
CUSP Co-Director and Co-Cinematographer

Isabel Bethencourt
CUSP Co-Director and Co-Cinematographer

Amanda Elkanick Oder
Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy, Texas Advocacy Project
 
MODERATOR:

Madeline Di Nonno
President and CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
 

 
SYNOPSIS:

During a road trip across America, first-time filmmakers Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt meet three spirited teenage girls – Brittney, Aaloni and Autumn – at a gas station in small-town Texas and are inspired to document their carefree summers. This crew of two with only a camera, microphone and a $10 flashlight for lighting soon discovers a much different story. As they film the teens’ activities from bonfire parties to bedroom hangouts, discussions around sex, trauma, agency and consent unfold with candor. Shot in verité style, the documentary captures intimate moments of female bonding and gives a candid look at the dark realities that young women face today. In CUSP, Hill and Bethencourt reveal a true-to-life coming-of age tale and provide an unfiltered snapshot of teenage life in America.

To inspire and support healthy, layered discussion around issues of consent, sexual violence, and healthy relationships, the CUSP Engagement Guide will offer resources and discussion prompts for use at home or in diverse educational settings. Access the Engagement Guide HERE.

 
IF SHE CAN SEE IT, SHE CAN BE IT