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Giving Birth to a Butterfly directed by Theodore Schaefer official trailer and release date
Giving Birth to a Butterfly, Theodore Schaefer

Cinedigm dropped the official trailer for Giving Birth to a Butterfly, Theodore Schaefer’s hauntingly surreal debut feature film set to open in theaters followed by a streaming exclusive on Fandor, next month, in May.

Giving Birth to a Butterfly is co-written by Schaefer and Patrick Lawler, and co-stars Paul Sparks (“Boardwalk Empire”), Owen Campbell (X), Jessica Pimentel (“Orange is the New Black”) and Judith Roberts (You Were Never Really Here).

The eccentric fantasy-like drama first premiered at North America’s largest genre film festival, the Fantasia International Film Festival, and is set to open in select U.S. theaters this May—including playdates in New York and Los Angeles—before digitally premiering on May 16.

After her identity is stolen, a suburban mom (Annie Parisse, “Friends from College”) and her son’s pregnant girlfriend (Gus Birney, “Shining Vale”) begin to bond and transform during a dreamlike, visually immersive road-trip journey to track down the perpetrators. Dynamically shot on pastel-hued 16mm film, this poetically empowering cult classic in the making is also an intelligent meditation on the faceless underbelly of American life.

Watch the official trailer for Giving Birth to a Butterfly.

Theater Release Dates

5/1, 5/2, 5/3, 5/5 — Brooklyn, NY (Spectacle Theater)
5/4, 5/6, 5/7 — New York, NY (Roxy Cinema New York)
5/9, 5/10, 5/11 — North Hollywood, CA (Laemmle NoHo 7)
Director in attendance for all screenings, more dates to come!

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