Katie Says Goodbye

Wayne Roberts

IFFR 2017

Bright Future

  • 88'
  • USA
  • 2016

"Stay sweet", truck driver Bear says to Katie each time she has shared his bed – for money, because the young waitress is also a part-time prostitute. She lives with her unemployed mother in a trailer park in a hamlet in Arizona and is saving up to go to San Francisco, where she wants to start a new life as a beautician. Katie has a sound character and stays optimistic, in spite of the setbacks she faces. When she falls for mechanic Bruno, a chain of events is set in motion that tests her faith in the good in people to the limit.
This feature debut by Wayne Roberts is filmed in an elegant, realistic style, guiding the viewer's attention to the story and the characters. In the superb cast – including Mary Steenburgen and Jim Belushi – British actress Olivia Cooke steals the show as the engaging Katie, who does her level best to stay 'sweet'.

Director
Wayne Roberts
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
88'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producer
Eric Schultz
Production Company
Relic Pictures
Sales
Cercamon
Screenplay
Wayne Roberts
Cinematography
Paula Huidobro
Editor
Sabine Emiliani
Production Design
Tania Bijlani
Cast
Olivia Cooke, Christopher Abbott, Mireille Enos, Mary Steenburgen, Jim Belushi, Chris Lowell, Nate Corddry
Website
www.cercamon.biz