THE NOVICE

A college freshman becomes unhinged when her compulsive obsession with climbing the ranks of the varsity rowing team pushes her to the very edge.

96 min | Feature | English | USA | West Coast Premiere

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U.S. CENTERPIECE

Winner of the top prize at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, THE NOVICE delivers a shocking psychological thriller that grips the viewer until its very last frame. Starring Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan), the film follows a queer college freshman who begins to wildly unravel when her deep seated obsession with climbing the ranks of the varsity rowing team pushes her mind and body to a dangerous edge. With echoes of Black Swan and Whiplash, the film emerges as a propulsive, visceral cinematic experience, examining the ultimate cost of achievement and excellence.

Director: Lauren Hadaway

Writer: Lauren Hadaway

Producer: Ryan Hawkins, Kari Hollend, Steven Sims, Zack Zucker

Executive Producer: Al Engemann, Michael Tennant, Christopher Hines, Ryan Bartecki, Steve & Randy Toll, Jeff Handel

Cast: Isabelle Fuhrman, Amy Forsyth, Dilone, Charlotte Ubben