Cusp

Fiction Film (2000)
35mm • 25 Minutes • Color

Lays bare the growing pains of a
12 year old girl
-New York Times

There is an electric moment for girls as they leave behind the bold egoism of girlhood for the shaky dislocations of adolescence. Cusp is a fiction film created with a group of 11-12 year old girls hitting the wall of early adolescence. The sensory overload that girls experience is expressed by the use of bright, deeply saturated colors and fluid camera movement.

Cusp premiered at New Directors/New Films (MoMA) and aired on IFC. Additional screenings include Clermont-Ferrand (European Premiere) Women Make Waves (Asian Premiere), the UN (for the Special Session on Children) and dozens of other festivals worldwide.