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.
 
IMDB:
6.1
Metacritic:
47
Rotten Tomatoes:
27%
Year:
2015
99 min
219 Views


you answered "sure" to.

Maybe you should ask

different questions.

Maybe you're right.

How would you describe

your first week at home?

As a positive experience.

Do I make you uncomfortable?

No.

Do I make you uncomfortable?

Of course not.

Okay.

"Sure" is a noncommittal

statement,

even in the affirmative.

If I say,

"Do you want some tea?"

and you say, "Sure,"

it tells me that you want tea

only because I asked it,

not because you want it.

I want you to feel free

to express definites,

concrete feelings.

This is a safe environment.

Okay.

I don't really want this tea.

Everything you say here

is confidential.

You keep writing things

in that folder.

I keep notes.

But you are looking

for things, right?

Against Ben.

Are you concerned about Ben?

Are you looking for things?

My only true concern

is how you are doing,

how you are feeling,

that you feel supported.

Okay.

If there's anything I can do

to make that clearer to you,

do not hesitate to tell me.

I am here for you.

Can you stop calling it "home?"

Like, my "transition back home?"

All right.

Does it not feel like home?

Would a place you don't remember

feel like home to you?

How does it feel?

Like a place I don't remember,

like a neighbor's house.

Did you spend much time

at neighbor's houses

when you were with Mr. McKay?

No.

I spent time at home.

Want some dessert?

You don't have to look at that.

It's just...

it's just there.

Can I have this?

No.

Or not right now, okay?

Congratulations, God bless.

I've been following on the

news and everything

from the very beginning.

- So inspiring.

- Thank you.

You are so inspiring.

You must be so happy

to be home.

You holding up okay?

Fine, thanks.

Oh, I bet you are.

Just excuse me.

You are in our prayers.

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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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