Horse Girl

Director: Jeff Baena
Screenwriters: Jeff Baena, Alison Brie

Institute History

  • 2020 Sundance Film Festival


Sarah (Alison Brie) has a quiet and fairly simple life, contenting herself with the crafts-store job she holds, the nightly supernatural crime TV show she adores, and the equestrian center she visits constantly. When a gift impulsively stirs her curiosity about her family history, unexpected and strange dreams begin to disturb her. As these visions seep into her waking moments, Sarah struggles to hold on to her fragile reality.

Director Jeff Baena (Life After Beth, Joshy, The Little Hours) returns to the Sundance Film Festival with his fourth feature, diving into an incredibly personal and unusual new realm while retaining his trademark aptitude for character exploration and unsettling humor. A stellar supporting cast underlines Brie’s remarkable lead performance, including turns by Molly Shannon, Debby Ryan, and John Reynolds. Born out of a close collaboration between Baena and Brie, who co-wrote and produced the film, Horse Girl looks at the tenuous grasp we have on waking life through a bold and disquieting character study.

Closed captioning and audio description are available for this film.

— A.S.

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