Release Date: 2/1/19; Sundance Film Festival
Director: Bert & Bertie
Studio(s): Amazon Studios, Big Indie Pictures, Escape Artists
Running Time: 94 mins.
Cast: Viola Davis, Allison Janney, McKenna Grace, Mike Epps
Story: Nine-year-old oddball Christmas Flint (Mckenna Grace) is obsessed with space and making contact with the aliens of the universe. When she finds out the prize at the 1977 Birdie Jamboree is getting her voice on NASA’s Golden Record, Christmas forms her own misfit Birdie troop. Nothing can prepare them for the painfully perfect world of the legit Birdies. But, led by their reluctant yet fearless troop mama (Viola Davis) and Christmas’s dad (Jim Gaffigan), they find glory in the most unexpected circumstances—much to the despair of the ever-judgmental school principal, Miss Massey (Allison Janney). Source: Sundance.org.