So B. It (film)

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So B. It
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Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal
Produced by J. Todd Harris
Orien Richman
Written byGarry Williams
Based on So B. It
by Sarah Weeks
Starring Alfre Woodard
John Heard
Jessie Collins
Jacinda Barrett
Dash Mihok
Cloris Leachman
Talitha Bateman
Music byNick Urata
CinematographyPatrick Murguia
Edited bySuzanne Spangler
Outside The Box Productions
Branded Pictures Entertainment
Distributed by Good Deed Entertainment
Release date
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States

So B. It is a 2016 American drama film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and written by Garry Williams, based on the 2004 novel of same name by Sarah Weeks. The film stars Talitha Bateman, Jessie Collins, Alfre Woodard, John Heard, Jacinda Barrett, Dash Mihok, and Cloris Leachman. It was released in April 2017 by Good Deed Entertainment. [1]



Heidi DeMuth (Talitha Bateman) is a twelve-year-old girl with a mentally disabled mother, but who is otherwise extremely lucky. She is taken care of by her agoraphobic next-door neighbor, Bernadette, at whose door the two appeared when Heidi was about a week old. Before stumbling upon an old disposable camera, Heidi has no information of her family or origin other than that her mother's 23-word vocabulary includes the word "soof," which she assumes holds some meaning she longs to uncover. She travels alone by bus from Reno, Nevada to Liberty, New York to visit the group home in the photographs and probe its tight-lipped manager for answers. She is assisted by strangers she meets on the way, and all the while she ponders the nature of truth, whether it is always knowable, and whether it is always worth knowing.



Principal photography on the film began on July 13, 2015 in Los Angeles. [3] [4]

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