Focus Features has brought online the new trailer for Never Rarely Sometimes Always trailer, opening in select theaters on Friday, March 13, 2020. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24. It was also selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize.
In the film, when 17-year-old Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) looks at herself in the mirror, she can see the signs beginning to manifest in her body. She visits a pregnancy center, where her apprehensions are confirmed by a positive result on a drugstore pregnancy kit. But the center’s pamphlets aimed at encouraging motherhood and adoption don’t tell Autumn what she wants and needs to know.
What Autumn learns about reproductive services through her own research is not encouraging. As a minor she cannot obtain an abortion in her home state without parental consent. That leaves her to consider the age-old methods women have turned to when confronting unintended pregnancies.
Though Autumn keeps mum about her dilemma, her distress is clear to her cousin and best friend Skylar (Talia Ryder), who sees her every day at school and at their part-time jobs as cashiers. As soon as she understands Autumn’s situation, Skylar’s support is swift and decisive, without a word needing to be spoken.
With the address of a Brooklyn clinic in hand, the cousins board an early morning bus bound for New York City. But their trip takes an unexpected turn when Autumn learns that a one-visit procedure isn’t possible. As the cousins navigate two fraught days and nights in an unfamiliar and overwhelming city, their journey becomes one of profound solidarity, compassion and friendship.
Written and directed by Eliza Hittman, the film also stars Théodore Pellerin, Ryan Eggold, and Sharon Van Etten.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always is the third feature film from Eliza Hittman (It Felt Like Love, Beach Rats). Focus Features will distribute worldwide with Universal Pictures International, excluding Free UK TV rights, which are retained by BBC Films.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always is produced by PASTEL’s Adele Romanski and Sara Murphy, the production outfit behind Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk.
The film reunites Eliza Hittman and Beach Rats cinematographer Hélène Louvart. The film was developed by BBC Films who also co-financed production alongside Tango Entertainment and Mutressa Movies.
The executive producers are Rose Garnett for BBC Films, Tim Headington and Lia Buman for Tango Entertainment, Elika Portnoy and Alex Orlovsky for Mutressa Movies.
In case you missed it, here is the first trailer for the film and we’ve also included two clips and the poster.