“American Woman” is Director Jake Scott’s compelling look at the story of one mother whose child disappears suddenly and the aftermath of that pivotal moment.
Set in rural Pennsylvania, Deb Callahan’s (Sienna Miller) life is changed forever when her teenage daughter mysteriously disappears. Deb is left to raise her young grandson and navigates the trials and tribulations of subsequent years, until a long-awaited discovery of the truth is revealed.
The audience is taken on an emotional journey of loss, hope and the resilience of the human spirit. Sienna Miller’s performance is both heartbreaking and awards-worthy.
Supported by an all star cast including Christina Hendricks, Amy Madigan, Will Sasso and Aaron Paul, the film explores the complicated relationships of family, love, death and self-preservation.
While this is not your feel-good summer movie, it leaves you feeling a sense of hope that no matter what you are facing, you always have the strength to start over and believe something good awaits you.
It was refreshing to see such complex female characters leading the film and was a true glimpse at the power and vulnerability of an every day American woman.
We sat down with both leading ladies, Sienna Miller and Christina Hendricks, as well as Director Jake Scott, to dive into the film.
Spoiler Alert: Jake’s interview includes a few plot points you may want to catch after seeing the film!
The film is produced by Romulus Entertainment and distributed by Roadside Attractions. In theaters nationwide, June 14th.