Filmfest 2016 - Aspen Screenings
About This Project


Saturday, September 24, 2016 | Noon
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611


Betrayal, jealousy, and resentment lie at the core of this knotty psychological thriller. Beth and Anna are aspiring actresses, saturated with the most toxic elements of Hollywood’s competitive culture. Once close friends, they take a road trip to Big Sur to reconnect and heal old wounds. Instead, what follows on the secluded coastal cliffs is a dark and bizarre unraveling of both their friendship and their personal identities. Always Shine is a commentary on film industry success and an intimate portrait of a two women struggling to find themselves. Western Premiere. (USA, 2016)


Writer: Lawrence Michael Levine
Director: Sophia Takal
Producers: Lawrence Michael Levine, Sophia Takal, Pierce Varous
Editor: Zach Clark
Principal Cast: Macenzie Davis, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Lawrence Michael Levine, Alexander Koch, Jane Adams


Run Time: 1 hr 25 min.