UVA : Culbreth Theatre
Jack of the Red Hearts2015. USA. 100 min.
Director: Janet Grillo Featuring: AnnaSophia Robb, Israel Broussard, Taylor Richardson, Famke Janssen
Jack, a streetwise teenager and a casualty of the flawed foster care system, is in trouble with her probation officer. Needing to lay low, she cons her way into a job by posing as an experienced caregiver for a family with an autistic child, Glory. Intending to stay a few weeks and make a few bucks, Jack is stunned when she makes a positive impact on Glory. At first in over her head, Jack ends up connecting with her new life in a way she never expected. Just as she has found redemption, Jack’s deceitful past catches up with her and she is forced to come to terms with who she really is. Discussion with director Janet Grillo, screenwriter Jennifer Deaton, and actors Israel Broussard and Taylor Richardson