A tribute to the struggles and triumphs of growing up, first-time director Jen McGowan’s film Kelly & Cal tells the story of a former Riot Grrrl whose transition into suburban motherhood is, well, not going very smoothly. Kelly, played by real life rock star Juliette Lewis, begins an unlikely friendship with her seventeen-year-old neighbor, played by Jonny Weston, who has recently suffered a spinal cord injury. Their culminating connection might be just the thing to jump start both of their lives.
It’s gotten great reviews, though the release is limited to select theaters and On Demand. Check out a special, exclusive featurette below, and let us know if Kelly & Cal stands up to your personal Riot Grrrl standards!