Stockholm, Pennsylvania

Synopsis: Seventeen years after she was abducted by a stranger named Benjamin McKay, twenty-three year old Leanne Dargon, who has been in his captivity all this time, is discovered, and eventually reunited with her biological parents, Marcy and Glen Dargon, while Ben is now in prison charged with her kidnap. Ben was able to hide her locked in his basement all this time, telling her that he saved her from world destruction, which she would have no reason not to believe. Leanne has no true recollection of her time before Ben, who renamed her Leia, and thus is the only family she has ever known. Over those seventeen years, Marcy and Glen dealt with the abduction in different ways, Marcy whose primary focus was and still is Leanne, to the point of never having returned to work. Marcy, Glen and Leia enter into their reunion with this history. So while Marcy and Glen have a memory of their six year old daughter who they want back in a young adult form, Leia only sees in front of her two strangers. The
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Nikole Beckwith
Production: Fido Features
  4 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

can't believe in themselves.

The Universe is for when

you believe in everything.

Thank you.

You must be hungry.

Been quite a few days.

The police, the hospital...

Hospital food can't be that good.

And all the beeping.

Who can eat with

all that beeping?

I remember when I was

at the hospital

after I had had you.

And they brought me some food,

and I couldn't even recognize it.

It was like astronaut food,

I swear.

The only thing that I would eat

was the Jell-O...

I remember that.

Because the rest

of it was just so...

No, I remember that,

because I had a pack

of Rollo's in my pocket

that you went

absolutely nuts for.

- That's right, that's right.

- I mean, she went bananas.

Well, I was starving.

I'd never seen anybody...

I was starving, because...

Go through a half a pack

of Rollo's before like that.

Because after you give birth,

they should have a turkey dinner

waiting for you.



Yeah, she's right here.

It's Jill.



Thank you.


I know.

I know, I was thinking

the same thing.

She would be so happy.

Would you like to talk to her?

Hold on.

Um, Leia, this is your Aunt Jill

on the phone.

Why don't you say hello?

So... so say hello.



Congratulations for you too.


I think she's done talking.

Oh, okay.

I should go.

Hello... already?



Yeah, she's tired.

I'll see you tonight.

- I'll see you tonight.

- Of course.

Okay, so would you describe

your first week at home

as a positive experience?


I notice you say that a lot.

"Sure. "

We just met.

Yes, but over

the last half hour,

"Would you like to sit?"

"Can I get you some tea?"

"Have you been sleeping

on a regular schedule?"

"Do you find yourself adapting

to your new surroundings?"

All these are things

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Nikole Beckwith

Nikole Beckwith is an American actress and playwright; until 2006 she lived in Newburyport, Massachusetts where she was integral to the theater, music and art communities and in 2004 became the youngest recipient of The Johnson Award for excellence in and contributions to the arts in the Merrimack Valley. Primarily an actor and playwright, she has also performed live with a handful of bands and sings on Tiger Saw's 2005 record "Sing!" and Sam Rosen's 2006 release "The Look South". She authored a short book of poems, Rhymes With Blue, which was released in a limited run by Independent Submarine in 2001. She lives in New York where in 2006 she was a three time Manhattan Monologue Slam champion and is currently a member of Ensemble studio theatre's YoungBlood playwright's group and The Striking Viking Story Pirates. Her screenplay Stockholm, Pennsylvania won a 2012 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.She wrote and directed the feature film Stockholm, Pennsylvania about a young woman who is returned home to her biological parents after living with her abductor for 17 years. It premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film was acquired by Lifetime and premiered on their TV channel on May 2, 2015. more…

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