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THE FOLLOWER

Dir. Stephanie Szerlip, 2019

Instagram-obsessed Sophie Grace navigates an exchange with her possible internet stalker in a Southern Gothic, stranger-danger tale based on the 1966 Joyce Carol Oates story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”. After her parents leave her home alone without a phone, Sophie is intrigued by the arrival of two seemingly cool local boys. But as they become increasingly threatening, she doubts whether they are as harmless and charming as they let on. When she hits her breaking point, Sophie is forced to grow up fast. Is this the dark side of social media her mother warned her about?