Before You Know It

Hannah Pearl Utt

Hannah Pearl Utt



United States


Feature film




1 h 38 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Official Selection, 2019 Sundance Film Festival




Lesbian, RE:Focus

When Rachel Gurner’s charming date walks her to her front door and asks if she has roommates, she quietly admits that she does. What she doesn’t admit to is that she lives above a small theatre with her father Mel, her sister Jackie (played by hilarious co-writer Jen Tullock), and her preteen niece, Dodge. It’s a real romance killer.

The truth is Rachel has no time for relationships. She takes responsibility for almost every aspect of her family’s lives, from housekeeping to managing their upcoming theatre show. When Mel suddenly passes away, everything they know is put in jeopardy. If this isn’t enough, their father’s outdated will reveals that the mother they believed to be dead is, in fact, alive and is playing a lead role in a popular soap opera.

Hannah Pearl Utt writes, directs, and stars in this family drama that gives us licence to poke a little fun at life’s misfortunes.

International Premiere
2019 Sundance Film Festival

Fri May 24, 9:15 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

14A Rating


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