HOW DOES IT START

Directed by Amber Sealey

Cast: Alex Rubin, Elixa Cohen, George Basil, Lola Reid, Lola Wayne Villa

It’s 1983 and 12-year-old Rain wants sex, the only problem is she has no idea what that means. With her self-absorbed parents distracted by their recent divorce, Rain is left alone to navigate the complexities of love and adulthood, and learns to do it her own way.


Director’s Bio

Amber Sealey is an award-winning director, writer and actor. Her short film, How Does It Start, premiered at Sundance in 2019 and is currently on the festival circuit, winning Best Narrative Short at Sarasota. Her feature film No Light & No Land Anywhere, EP’d by Miranda July, was theatrically released and won the Special Jury Award at the LA Film Festival and the Indie Vision Breakthrough Feature Award at TCFF. Her second feature, How to Cheat, won Best Performance at the LA Film Festival, and won both Best Narrative and Best Acting at BendFilm. Her first feature film, A Plus D, was released by IndiePix. She has directed music videos, including the recent “Voicemail for Jill” for Amanda Palmer, content for AOL, Yahoo and Oath. She is currently working with the Duplass Brothers’ Donut, as well as in development on two features and a comedy pilot she wrote.

Amber was selected for AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, Film Independent’s Directing Lab and Fast Track, WeForShe’s DirectHer program, The Future of Film Is Female grants, and Sundance and Women In Film’s Financing and Mentorship programs.

Amber is originally from England and was raised in Santa Fe. She lives in LA with her family.

Plays in

OPENING NITE

The eight shorts in the NSF19 OPENING NITE program feature documentaries on New York communities, Brooklyn drag culture, and a firefighter’s love of cinema along with narrative stories about immigration, coming of age, sex, and self-pleasure.

Dates & Times
Past
Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg

Tue, Nov 12
7:00 pm