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Never Goin' Back


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BFFs Angela (Maia Mitchell) and Jessie (Cami Morrone) are high school dropouts working dead-end waitressing jobs in the same shitty diner. Their dream vacation to sunny Galveston, Texas, is only a few shifts away. But after a drug deal goes bad and their home is invaded—and they have to serve a short stint in juvenile detention—their beach trip is in serious jeopardy. They’ll have to use every bit of guile their perpetually buzzed teenage brains can muster as they try to get (relatively) rich quick while wandering suburban Dallas.

Augustine Frizzell directs her scrappy debut feature with infectious energy and style. Co-stars Mitchell and Morrone imbue Angela and Jessie with such gonzo charm and stoned drive that it’s impossible not to root for them, no matter how misguided their scheme may be. An eclectic supporting cast, featuring Saturday Night Live’s Kyle Mooney as the girls’ weirdo housemate, shines as they bounce around suburban purgatory in search of cash. Never Goin’ Back is an engaging shaggy-dog crime story for the Snapchat generation.

Mon. 1/22, 11:45 p.m., Egyptian, PC
Tue. 1/23, 11:30 a.m., MARC, PC
Fri. 1/26, 6:30 p.m., Redstone 1, PC
Sat. 1/27, 6:30 p.m., Wagner, SLC

YEAR 2017

SECTION Midnight


RUN TIME 85 min

COMPANY Sailor Bear

EMAIL howdy@sailorbear.com


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Artist Bio

Augustine Frizzell

Augustine Frizzell was born and mostly raised in Dallas, Texas. Never Goin' Back, her first feature film, was the recipient of an AFS Grant in 2014, and it was workshopped at the Austin Film Society Artist Intensive in 2016. Her first two short films both premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and screened at many other festivals worldwide. Augustine has one husband, one daughter, and two cats, but wants more (cats, not husbands or daughters).