37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Always Shine


Preceded by the short film Empty Bed (7 min.)

Two actresses, each with differing degrees of success, travel north from Los Angeles to Big Sur for a weekend vacation in the hopes of reconnecting after years of competition and jealousy have driven a wedge between them. Upon their arrival, however, the pair discovers that their friendship has deteriorated into forced conversations, deepened resentment, and betrayals—both real and imagined. This psychological thriller is inundated with dread and paranoia as the women allow their feelings to fester and as each begins to lose sense of the true nature of their relationship and their own identities.


Saturday, November 5


9:45 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown B

Film Info

Director: Sophia Takal

Runtime: 85 min.

Genre: Drama

Year: 2016

Country: USA

Featuring: Mackenzie Davis, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Lawrence Michael Levine, Khan Baykal, Andrew Koch.