Los Angeles Premiere: Late Bloomers


Los Angeles Premiere: Late Bloomers

You’re invited to join us for a theatrical screening of Late Bloomers, followed by a in-person conversation with director Lisa Steen, writer Anna Greenfield, producers Alexandra Barreto and Taylor Feltner, and actor Karen Gillan, moderated by Angela Lee (Director of Artist Development, Film Independent).

Writer Anna Greenfield participated in our 2021 Screenwriting Lab, and producers Taylor Feltner and Alexandra Barreto, and director Lisa Steen took part in our Fast Track program in 2019. Lisa Steen is also a Film Independent Directing Lab Fellow.

Louise (Karen Gillan), a 28-year-old Brooklynite adrift in life, finds herself suddenly single and grappling with her identity as a musician. While she struggles with her underlying depression, a reckless drunken stumble lands her with a broken hip, and leads to a stint in a physical therapy ward with patients twice her age. Here, she crosses paths with Antonina (Margaret Sophie Stein), a cantankerous elderly Polish woman who speaks no English. Reluctantly, Louise takes on the role of Antonina’s caregiver, a situation neither of them welcomes. As they navigate their begrudging relationship, they confront the realities of aging, forcing Louise to consider her own journey into adulthood.

Late Bloomers was a SXSW 2023 World Premiere, and was an Official Selection of the 2023 Sarasota Film Festival, 2023 Seattle International Film Festival and 2024 Palm Springs International Film Festival. The film also won the Audience Awards at the 2023 Indie Memphis Film Festival and the 2023 American Film Festival (Poland).

From Vertical, Late Bloomers will be released June 7.

2024, 92 minutes, color | Directed by Lisa Steen | Written by Anna Greenfield | Main Cast Karen Gillan, Margaret Sophie Stein, Jermaine Fowler, Talia Balsam, Kevin Nealon | Produced by Alexandra Barreto, Taylor Feltner, Sam Bisbee | Executive Produced by Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Cody Ryder, Wendy Neu, Franklin Carson, Robina Riccitiello, Emma Pompetti, Tegan Acton, Hallee Adelman, Ivy Herman, David Bernon, Paul Bernon, Sam Slater, Marc Iserlis, Ng Say Yong, Anthony Eu, Greg Beauchamp, Carter Collins

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 can register for this event starting at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 21. | Registration is free; one registration per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to complete registration.


On the day of the event, registered Members 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 optional. 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 individual, per event.

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.