Free Screening: The Year Between


Free Screening: The Year Between

Please note…

This theatrical screening has reached its registration capacity*.
* Except Arts Circle and Film Lover Members – see ‘Registration Information’ below.

You’re invited to join us for a theatrical screening of The Year Between, followed by an in-person conversation with writer/director Alex Heller, moderated by Kate Mason (Programming & Events, Film Independent).

Inspired by true events, The Year Between is the story of Clemence Miller (played by writer/director Alex Heller), a college sophomore who is forced to move back home after having a mental breakdown. Faced with a surprising diagnosis of bipolar disorder and a jarring return to the Illinois suburbs, Clemence has to learn how to live with her well-meaning but frustrated family and find balance in a world that seems hellbent on thwarting her.

Funny, warm-hearted, fresh and biting, The Year Between marks an impressive debut by writer/director/star Alex Heller. Based on her own mental health struggles, Heller has crafted a poignant, powerful and entertaining story of an individual and a family managing the sweet highs and raw lows of adjusting to a new normal.

2023, 94 minutes, color | Written and Directed by Alex Heller | Starring Alex Heller, J. Smith-Cameron, Wyatt Oleff, Emily Robinson, Kyanna Simone, Steve Buscemi | Produced by Eugene Sun Park, Amanda Phillips, Sonya Lunsford, Rachel Gould, Caterin Camargo-Alvarez, Alex Heller | Executive Produced by Adrienne Becker, Susanna Fogel, HaJ, Roger Clark, J. Smith-Cameron, Kelly Aisthorpe Waller, Ted Reilly, Markie Glassgow

Registration Information

Film Lover Members are guaranteed access to, and receive priority entry at this event. Arts Circle Members are guaranteed access, and receive both priority entry and reserved seating. Email for more.

All Film Independent Members and the general public can register for this event starting at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 1. | Registration is free; one registration transaction per individual.


On the day of the event, registrants may pick up tickets as early as 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time – look for Film Independent signage. Tickets are nontransferable and for general, unreserved theater seating only (except for Arts Circle Members). Attendees must be in their seat(s) at least 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Entry/seating will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests may not enter the venue without the Member who registered them present. Registration does not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand.

Masks are recommended, but not required. This is subject to change as we continue to monitor public health guidance.

Harmony Gold Preview House parking is complimentary. Underground parking is accessible via Sunset Boulevard. An overflow parking lot is located behind the building and can be accessed from Stanley Avenue. If lots are full, street parking is available.


Film Independent is committed to hosting events that are accessible. For inquiries regarding accessibility, or to request an accommodation, please contact us at or 323 556 9305.

Screening Policies

Availability window and registration capacity may vary; always register as early as possible. Limit one registration per Membership, per event.

Members/registrants are required to follow all rules and guidelines as laid out by Film Independent and/or its partners. If a guest has been registered for an event by a Member, these policies shall apply to that guest. Violation of policies may result in suspension or termination of Membership/access to future events.

Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.