- On the Big Screen Only

Friday October 15th 2021, 7:00 pm

Streaming: October 15th - October 17th

Gateway Cinema
1820 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Runtime: 94 Minutes

Language: English

Director: Lauren Hadaway

Country: USA, 2021

Genre: Drama, Lesbian, Romance


Alex Dall (Isabelle Fuhrman - Masters of Sex, The Hunger Games) is a queer college Freshman who joins the rowing team. Intent on outperforming her teammates, Alex pushes herself to her limits, and beyond, alienating everyone around her in the name of success. Furhman’s fierce lead performance collides with Lauren Hadaway’s bold direction and dynamic editing, creating a visceral window into a cutthroat world. Stylish cinematography and a seductive soundtrack complete the experience, evoking the romance and danger of falling in love, with the attraction, the drama, and the fallout. While a comparison to Whiplash is sure to follow, The Novice is a bold new entry in “obsessive” cinema.