Kendra and Beth

Dean Peterson, USA 2021, 83’
International premiere
Audience award nominated film. Vote after the screening.
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Two strangers - Kendra and Beth (Kate Lyn Sheil and Eleanore Pienta) meet in a sleepy Midwestern anytown. Despite their fundamental differences, they get close and need each other more every day, sharing memories of the past, similar sensitivities, and recollections of particular experiences. This unusual relationship shows important people can appear in rather unexpected places and circumstances - especially when reality throws obstacles in your way and monotonous life becomes increasingly depressing. Featuring humor (sometimes of the dark kind), a comical perspective on daily life and buried emotions, the film stars the phenomenal "queen ofindie" Kate Lyn Sheil (Sun Don’t Shine, The Heart Machine, Listen Up Philip, Comedy, Queen of the Earth - all shown at AFF).

Audience award nominated film. Please pick up a voting card on entering the screening and tear in a place marking your opinion and throw it into an assigned box after the screening (cards and boxes will be available at the theaters). The filmmakers have a chance of winning $10,000. 

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Dean Peterson

Dean Peterson was born in 1985 in Minneapolis and is a director, screenwriter, and producer. He lives in Brooklyn. His debut, Incredibly Small (with Amy Seimetz and Alex Karpovsky) screened at the Raindance Film Festival, followed by 30 other festivals around the world. Kendra and Beth featured in the US in Progress industry program.


2010 Incredibly Small

2014 Ving Rhames (short)

2017 What Children Do

2021 Kendra i Beth / Kendra and Beth

Cast & Crew

director Dean Peterson
screenplay Dean Peterson
cinematography Darin Quan
editing Dean Peterson
music Zack Wright
cast Kate Lyn Sheil, Eleanore Pienta, Whitmer Thomas, Phil Matarese, Catherine Curtain, Jon Gabrus
producer Reilly Myklebust, Dean Peterson
production Kendra and Beth LLC
sales Dean Peterson
language English
coloration colour
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