Seattle International Film Festival presents...

Metal Heart

  • Saturday, June 1, 2019 8:30PM
  • Adult: $15.00
  • Senior: $14.00

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Despite being twins, there’s nothing identical between Emma and Chantal, or so they think. Brooding Emma dreams of forming a goth-metal band with her best mate, Gary, before they leave for college in the fall. Sunny-blonde Chantal knows exactly where her life is headed, with plans to turn her lifestyle blog into a lucrative business while regularly indulging in the finer pleasures with her lunkheaded boyfriend, Alan. When their parents go away for the summer, their simmering sibling rivalry threatens to boil over as their carefully laid plans unravel. Emma strikes up a friendship—much to Gary’s consternation—with new neighbor Dan, a cash-strapped, could-have-been rockstar taking care of his dementia-afflicted mother. Meanwhile, Chantal falls victim to a car accident that leaves her housebound, bored, and listless. With Emma in need of cash to rent a rehearsal space and Chantal unable to work, Emma subs in for her sister at the local ice-cream parlor. Soon, both sisters discover each other’s hitherto-unknown struggles, leading each to make critical missteps that could imperil their future plans. In his feature film debut, director Hugh O’Connor crafts a charming story of friendship rediscovered at that moment when innocence turns to experience.

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