Gossamer Folds

1H 36MIN

Availability ended 11/16/2020 3am EDT
Dir. Lisa Donato / USA / 96 Minutes / Drama
Featuring an excellent ensemble cast of familiar faces and original music from Sarah McLachlan, the directorial debut of Lisa Donato is a heartfelt tale of big dreams and unlikely friendships in 1986 suburban Missouri. Bored with his new home and looking for an escape from his parents’ constant arguments, vocabulary-obsessed 9-year old Tate Millikin (Jackson Robert Scott, It) sparks a strong bond with two of his neighbors: a Black transwoman named Gossamer (Alexandra Grey, Empire) and her retired English professor father Edward (Franklin Ojeda Smith, Boardwalk Empire). Tate finds in Gossamer and Edward what he desperately lacks from his parents: guidance, care, and respect…not to mention being introduced to all sorts of new words. But as threats to separate the group begin to mount—all while Gossamer entertains the idea of following her dreams to NYC—Tate must accept the possibility of losing the first meaningful friendships he’s ever had. Jen Richards, Yeardley Smith, Shane West, and Sprague Grayden also star in this poignant drama.


Directed by Lisa Donato

Written by Bridget Flanery

Produced by Nick Adams
Adam Carl
Fred Chandler
Ben Cornwell
Jordan Foley
Jason Hewitt
Jonathan Rosenthal
Nick Smith
Yeardley Smith

Cast Jackson Robert Scott
Alexandra Grey
Sprague Grayden
Shane West
Ethan Suplee
Franklin Ojeda Smith
Yeardley Smith
Jen Richards
Brenda Currin
Laurie Foxx