Mai Makino (INBETWEEN GIRL)

Tonight's Movie: INBETWEEN GIRL

Written & Directed by: Mai Makino

Rent ON AMAZON PRIME

After being blindsided by her parents' sudden divorce, 16-year-old artistic, sardonic Angie Chen turns to secret hookups with popular jock Liam behind the back of his adored social media influencer girlfriend Sheryl. As Angie contends with her parents' divorce and her secret fling with Liam, she comes to discover what she wants - and who she wants to be.

Mei Makino is a screenwriter and director. She grew up at the intersection of several identities, but never felt like any of them fully fit. This feeling was the seed for her coming-of-age debut feature, Inbetween Girl (2021 SXSW Visions’ Audience Award and New York Times Critics’ Pick). The Cut praised the film for its “nuance and curiosity” and RogerEbert.com remarked on the film having a “stand out directorial approach.” Read the NYT review HERE.