The Starling Girl

1074 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3X3, Canada


Ottawa Premiere!

17-year-old Jem Starling struggles with her place within her Christian fundamentalist community. But everything changes when her magnetic youth pastor Owen returns to their church.

Palm Springs International Film Festival: Directors To Watch award winner!
Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize nominee!
SXSW Film Festival: Audience Award nominee!

Grade: A! “ultimately, rather stunning.” (The Playlist)

Grade: A! “Eliza Scanlen in an exciting breakout performance…There are no false notes in The Starling Girl — just rich, engaging narrative filmmaking.” (Edge Media Network)

“Scanlen turns in a breathtakingly complex performance” (Arts Fuse)

“a dynamic coming-of-age film…Written with sharp insight…from beginning to end, is a gripping and impassioned exploration of the ties that bind” (In Between Drafts)

*Please take note that doors open 30 minutes before showtimes. We encourage people to arrive early. We have a small box office, a small candy bar, and a single-screen cinema, meaning that when most of an audience shows up a few minutes before showtime, it causes a bottleneck. If possible, we appreciate you arriving a little bit early to pick out your seat and get your popcorn. Thanks for your help!