Narrative Feature | 99 minutes

HIFF 2022


Directed by
Peter Hedges

Produced by
Dianne Dreyer, Elizabeth Cuthrell, David Urrutia

Written by
Peter Hedges

Sandra Oh, Mary-Louise Parker, Elaine May, Moses Ingram, Raúl Castillo, Noma Dumezweni

Sponsored by

New York Premiere

2021 | English | USA

HIFF alum Peter Hedges (WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE?, BEN IS BACK) returns with an imaginative and moving snapshot of the tumult of the COVID-19 pandemic’s early days. Resourcefully shot on iPhones and laptops, Hedges crafts an intimate look into the lives of 24 characters navigating a new, uncertain world. Against the backdrops of lockdowns, Black Lives Matter, and the looming 2020 election, the film explores the necessity of human connection, love, and the ability to find empathy in a fraught, untenable time. Featuring an all-star cast—including Elaine May in her first film role in 21 years—THE SAME STORM is a unique and hopeful story that celebrates art’s ability to connect us all. A Juno Films release.

Scheduled to attend: Director Peter Hedges, Actors Cory Michael Smith + Raúl Castillo