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Nine-year-old oddball Christmas Flint (Mckenna Grace) is obsessed with space and making contact with the aliens of the universe. When she finds out the prize at the 1977 Birdie Jamboree is getting her voice on NASA's Golden Record, Christmas forms her own misfit Birdie troop. Nothing can prepare them for the painfully perfect world of the legit Birdies. But, led by their reluctant yet fearless troop mama (Viola Davis) and Christmas’s dad (Jim Gaffigan), they find glory in the most unexpected circumstances—much to the despair of the ever-judgmental school principal, Miss Massey (Allison Janney).

Directors Bert&Bertie and screenwriter Lucy Alibar take the audience on a journey of surprise, human connection, and acceptance in a world that tells young girls how and who to be. Alongside Christmas and her band of outsiders, every character offers a clever twist on their own archetype, pushing the boundaries of what we as viewers have come to expect. In the end, through ridiculous mishaps and unflinching honesty, we realize that what everyone needs is to find their place—and their people—in the universe.

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY Premieres

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 97 min

COMPANY Amazon Studios

EMAIL julie.chappell@amazonstudios.com

PHONE (571) 643-9802

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Bert&Bertie

Bert&Bertie are a female writing-directing duo from London with combined backgrounds in photography and performance and their own unique style of storytelling and playful realism. Blurring lines between reality and whimsy, they craft a distinctive world full of heartwarming invention that crackles with emotion and is driven by affecting performances. Their multiple short-film awards—including a BAFTA—have paved Bert&Bertie’s way into the world of feature films.