Having access to safe healthcare that grants them total freedom over how they care for their bodies and make their own decisions about their future is a privilege that’s unfortunately dwindling for women in many modern cultures. The upcoming dramedy, ‘Cherry,’ is garnering acclaim for its timely chronicle of the titular protagonist’s journey to make an important health decision that will dictate the rest of her life within only a day’s time.
Entertainment Squad is set to distribute the film in theaters this Friday, April 14, which will be followed by a VOD/Digital release on April 21. ‘Cherry’ official distribution follows its premiere at last year’s Tribeca Festival, where it won the Audience Award. In honor of the project’s theatrical and Digital release, Film Factual is premiering an exclusive clip from the feature.
The dramedy marks the feature film directorial debut of Sophie Galibert, who also co-wrote the project’s script s with Arthur Cohen and Anne-Claire Jaulin. The scribe-helmer also served as a producer on ‘Cherry,’ along with Phillipe Gompel and Arthur Cohen. Galibert also starred in the movie with Alex Trewhitt (‘From Scratch’), Hannah Alline (‘Doom Patrol’) and Angela Nicholas (‘Deadwood’).
While discussing ‘Cherry’s release, Galibert said: “After playing countless festivals around the world, we are thrilled to partner with Entertainment Squad to share a deep-human comedy about women’s rights and freedom to a broader audience.”
‘Cherry’ follows the titular character (Trewhitt), a driftless and uncommitted 25-year-old young woman in Los Angeles who discovers she is ten weeks pregnant and has only twenty-four hours to make one of the most consequential decisions of her life: what to do about an unplanned pregnancy.
After being fired from her menial job at a costume shop, Cherry putters around town, looking for insight from her boyfriend, friends and family. Instead, she is constantly challenged and confronted with what it looks like to finally face adulthood and how others view her as constantly running away from it.