For the five 20-something actresses of “To the Stars,” the film’s premiere at the Sundance Film Festival has produced plenty of jitters, and hopes that it will be bought and seen by more audiences.
The Associated Press shadowed the actresses — Kara Hayward, Liana Liberato, Madisen Beaty, Lauren Ashley Stephenson and Sophi Bairley — before their premiere last Friday, from last-minute decisions about what to wear to when the lights went down in the theater.
“To the Stars” is set in the 1960s in rural Oklahoma. It is about a teenage outcast and the new girl in town. Director Martha Stephens calls it an ode to the dust bowl and the photographs of Dorothea Lange.
It premiered to favorable reviews and is still seeking distribution.