Press & Screenings


“Every so often, SXSW scores a real coup, landing a world-premiere indie (think “Short Term 12” or “Tiny Furniture”) that’s stronger than any of the films that debuted in competition two months earlier at Sundance. A courageous act of sharing from an essential new voice, Kelly O’Sullivan’s “Saint Frances” is exactly the kind of movie that patriarchal Hollywood has been conspiring to suppress all these years: one that takes a range of experiences — from menstruation to abortion to lesbian marriage — and confronts them head-on, not as scandalous, but as aspects of life that demand examination.”

“The 11 Best Movies of the 2019 SXSW Film Festival” by Peter DeBruge Variety

“Powerful…O’Sullivan’s performance is one of the best of SXSW 2019 and that Edith-Williams is unforgettably adorable.

It is both a beautifully specific character study and something that has resonance beyond the demographic of its cast. You'll want to watch for it when it's inevitably released.”


“…jarringly funny…’good’ doesn’t feel like enough to describe Saint Frances, the biggest surprise I experienced out of South by Southwest, the winner of this year’s Narrative Feature Competition Audience Award, the movie I’ve been telling everyone about, and that I’m now telling you about, thank you very much, please keep reading.”

Review: SXSW Audience Award Winner is a Laser-Sharp Analysis of Femininity, Motherhood, and Love’s Complexities” by Roxana Hadadi Pajiba

“…a quintessential millennial comedy and a timeless commentary on the things women don't talk about.”

"Saint Frances Takes a Charming and Honest Look at Pregnancy" by Sarah Marloff The Austin Chronicle

“…the best child performance in a motion picture since Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project. It’s that good…just the kind of authentic, heartfelt story our age needs.”

“SXSW 2019: SAINT FRANCES Finds Heart in Matters of Motherhood” by Rod Machen Cinapse

“…manages to tackle some serious issues…I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film dealing with an abortion in this way before. ”

Review: SXSW 2019 Saint Frances by Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies

"A refreshingly bright, inclusive film about the life events women don’t talk about complete with true-to-life millennial angst and lowkey queerness.”

The Ultimate Queer Guide to 2019 SXSW” by Sarah Marloff & Beth Sullivan The Austin Chronicle

  • "Memo to Distributors: Buy These 2019 SXSW Films" by Eric Kohn, Kate Erbland, Chris O'Falt Indiewire

  • "SXSW Audience Gives Support for Beto O’Rourke Documentary, ‘Running With Beto’" by Evan Fradin MXDWN

  • “SXSW ’19 Review: In Saying What’s Been Long Been Unsaid, “Saint Frances” Gives Audiences Something to Talk About” by Stephen Saito The Moveable Fest

  • "The Cameras and Lenses Used to Shoot the Films of SXSW 2019" by Erik Luers No Film School

  • "SXSW: Here Are the Cameras Used to Shoot the 2019 Scripted Narrative Features" by Chris O'Falt Indiewire

  • "'Saint Frances': Film Review | SXSW 2019” by David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

  • "15 Movies We Can't Wait to See at SXSW 2019" by Staff The Austin Chronicle

  • “Beach Bums and Sex Demons: 14 SXSW Films To Have On Your Radar.” by MTV News Staff MTV

  • "SXSW 2019: My Most-Anticipated Films" by Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies

  • "Alex Thompson Talks About His Dramedy Saint Frances – SXSW Filmmaker In Focus" by Neha Aziz

  • “New movies from Matthew McConaughey, Seth Rogen, more join 2019 SXSW Film Festival lineup” Entertainment Weekly

  • “10 Promising Selections, From Robert Rodriguez to Beto O’Rourke” Indiewire


Montclair Film Festival (New Jersey) - Click here for more details and tickets!

May 11, 2019 - 4:15pm - Clairidge Cinema 1

May 12, 2019 - 4:00pm - Clairidge Cinema 4

Bentonville Film Festival (Arkansas) - Click here for more details and tickets!

May 9, 2019 - 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM - Skylight 4

May 10, 2019 - 8:15 PM - 10:15 PM - Skylight 4

Austin (Texas) - World Premiere at South by Southwest - Click here for more details and tickets!

March 11, 2019 - 2:00P - Stateside Theater

March 12, 2019 - 11:15A - Alamo Lamar E

March 15, 2019 - 5:15P - Alamo Lamar B