Sharp Stick

U.S., 96m, DCP

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Screened July 29–August 25, 2022

Sarah Jo (Kristine Froseth) is a sensitive and naïve 26-year-old living on the fringes of Hollywood with her disillusioned mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and influencer sister (Taylour Paige). Working as a caregiver and just longing to be seen, she begins an exploratory affair with her older, married employer (Jon Bernthal), and is thrust into a startling education on sexuality, loss and power. A Utopia release

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival

A film by Lena Dunham

Thrilling… An audaciously sexual film, marveling at the pursuit of feminine pleasure… ultimately about the excitement of exploration.”

Jourdain Searles, The Hollywood Reporter

It’s a messy movie with messy ideas about sex and the role it has in women’s lives — another fascinating provocation from a filmmaker for whom provocation is like breathing.”

Esther Zuckerman, Thrillist

Dunham’s film blossoms into something beautifully strange and brutally honest, sharing its infectious love for Sarah Jo and anyone out there who may feel like her.”

Nick Allen,