American Woman (2019)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Docudrama, Psychological Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 30, 2020 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Maggie Sadler

In 1974, a young heiress named Patty Hearst (Sarah Gadon) endured a kidnapping that flooded global media outlets. As she spends her days in hiding with a new identity, her story unfolds through the eyes of Jenny (Hong Chau), a political activist who strives to keep her safe no matter the cost in a fictionalized retelling of the young woman's ordeal. Based on the novel by Susan Choi. Written and directed by Semi Chellas, co-starring Ellen Burstyn and John Gallagher Jr.

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activist, bank-robbery, captive, government, heiress, kidnapping, on-the-run