Mara and Jo, in their twenties, have been close friends since middle school. Jo, the more outgoing personality, is becoming increasingly dysfunctional over the years due to undiagnosed mental illness, or perhaps to drugs: no one is sure. Over the course of a decade, the more stable Mara sometimes tries to help, sometimes backs away to preserve herself, but never leaves behind her powerful childhood connection with Jo.
Tallie Medel, Norma Kuhling
Dan Sallitt has directed The Unspeakable Act (2012), All the Ships at Sea (2004), Honeymoon (1998), and Polly Perverse Strikes Again! (1986). Sallitt was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and attended Harvard and UCLA. He was the head film critic for the Los Angeles Reader and writes film criticism for various outlets.
His monograph on Mikio Naruse is online at https://mikionaruse.wordpress.com.