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New American Cinema


Year 2019
Runtime 85 mins
Language English
Canadian Premiere

The inspiring tale of a runaway foster child who will stop at nothing to live with the only family she knows: her father.

Tayler Buck is Alicia, a runaway foster child who just wants to be with her dad, Bo, a homeless, mentally ill vet who's been living on the streets in LA's notorious skid row. She's taken in by foster families both noble (Martin Sheen is wonderful in a small role as one foster parent who feels a particular connection to Alicia), and opportunistic. But she just wants to be with her dad. Just wants to help him, despite all the odds stacked against them.

Shining a light on issues of homelessness, poverty, PTSD, mental illness, the foster system, and so much more, PRINCESS OF THE ROW is ultimately a film about love, family, and the beautiful, if terribly fractured, relationship between a daughter and her father.

PRINCESS OF THE ROW is one of the great discoveries of this year's festival - and it also happens to be one of the most emotional, most beautifully acted movies of 2019. Lead actress Tayler Buck delivers a pitch perfect, star-making performance that defies all expectations - and there's no doubt we'll be seeing a lot more of this young woman in the years to come.


United States
Cinequest Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival
Van Maximilian Carlson
Executive Producer
Davy Duhamel, Kirk Palayan, Shannon Bailey, Ian Puente
Edi Gathegi, A. Shawn Austin
Van Maximilian Carlson, A. Shawn Austin
Maz Makhani
Van Maximilian Carlson
Julian Scherle
Tayler Buck, Edi Gathegi, Ana Ortiz, Martin Sheen, Jacob Vargas