A film by Bob Byington
Frances Ferguson (Kaley Wheless) is a discontent substitute teacher. She has an affair with a student, which of course she gets nabbed for. She is the talk of the tiny Nebraska town, and her life is falling apart. There is an arrest, a trial, incarceration. And then a new identity, one that’s not terribly comfortable. Nick Offerman brilliantly narrates this deviant comedy, based on actual events. Yes, it is a comedy — wry and understated — but if you let yourself go with it, quite funny. Especially Wheless’s breakout performance, as Frances tries to figure out who she is and where she is going next. Jury award winner at 2019 Indy Film Fest.