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A frightened and irresponsible girl and an emotionally conflicted woman are brought together under tragic circumstances in this independent drama. Stephanie Daley ([[Performer~P239205~Amber Tamblyn~ambertamblyn]]) is a 16-year-old girl who while on a school-sponsored ski trip collapses in a puddle of blood; a medical examination reveals that Stephanie has recently given birth, and in a nearby bathroom a newborn child is found dead, flushed down a toilet with its mouth stuffed with toilet paper. While Stephanie insists the child was stillborn and she had no idea she was pregnant, she is charged with killing the infant, and court-appointed psychologist Lydie Crane ([[Performer~P69397~Tilda Swinton~tildaswinton]]) is assigned to interview the teenager. Lydie has her own issues with possible parenthood; she's been struggling to have a child after a recent stillbirth, and the matter is taking a toll on her marriage, with her husband, Paul ([[Performer~P34188~Timothy Hutton~timothyhutton]]), seeking solace in the arms of another woman. As Stephanie shares with Lydie her feelings about her relationship with her parents, how she lost her virginity, and her growing conviction that God gave her a child as a form of punishment, Lydie finds herself dealing with her own feelings about the child she lost. Meanwhile, Right to Life and Pro-Choice groups threaten to turn Stephanie's trial into a media circus. Stephanie Daley premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 20, 2007

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Sundance Film Festival Hilary Brougher Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award 2006 Winner
Golden Satellite Award Tilda Swinton Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2007 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Amber Tamblyn Best Supporting Actress 2006 Nominee

Cast

Tilda Swinton
as Lydie Crane
Amber Tamblyn
as Stephanie Daley
Timothy Hutton
as Paul
Denis O'Hare
as Frank
Melissa Leo
as Miri
Deirdre O'Connell
as Jane
Jim Gaffigan
as Joe
Kel O'Neill
as Casey White
Halley Feiffer
as Rhana
Neal Huff
as Mr. Thomas
John Ellison Conlee
as Jack Hutchinson
Vincent Piazza
as Jeff
Marceline Hugot
as Health Teacher
Kaiulani Lee
as Reverend
Novella Nelson
as Dr. Peterson

Crew

Hilary Brougher
Director
Sean Costello
Producer
Jen Roskind
Producer
Lynette Howell
Producer
Samara Koffler
Producer
Hilary Brougher
Screenwriter
David Mansfield
Composer (Music Score)
Keith Reamer
Editor
Sharon Lomofsky
Production Designer
Terry Leonard
Co-producer
Doug Dey
Executive Producer
Tilda Swinton
Executive Producer
Judy Karp
Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Paul
Sound/Sound Designer
Nicole Arbusto
Casting
Joy Dickson
Casting
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