Rose Raynes was crowned Miss Arizona – 15 years ago. Now a bored housewife trapped in a loveless marriage, Rose accepts an invitation to teach a life skills class at a women’s shelter. Rose attempts to share her “Making Your Presence a Present” platform speech with a room of four disinterested women dodging abusive exes. But when trouble shows up at the shelter, what the women really need is for Rose’s shiny SUV to get them out of dodge. The five embark on an all-night adventure through L.A.’s darkest streets and wildest drag club as the women fight to survive, and in so doing, discover what they need most. This one’s an anthem for any woman who’s ever been told to sit still and look pretty. This one’s for the marginalized. This one’s for the girls.
Short Before the Feature: Jill From Next Door // Rebecca Pugh :: A sweet couple discovers their neighbor may be stalking them.
Owner of Side Gig Productions, AUTUMN McALPIN is the writer, director, and producer of MISS ARIZONA. The film premiered at the 2018 Bentonville Film Fest, where it received the Audience Award for Best Feature. In 2015, Autumn co-wrote and produced feature film Waffle Street, starring Danny Glover and James Lafferty, which won several awards on the fest circuit and received worldwide distribution by MarVista. Hailing from USC’s Master of Professional Writing program, Autumn’s stage play, In Front of the Children, won first prize at USC’s 2015 Writing for Stage and Screen Competition.