To the Stars takes place in rural Oklahoma in the sixties. We’re presented to Iris, a misplaced teenager, who struggles with low self-esteem after many years of being left out and bullied by her peers. One day, a new girl named Maggie moves to town, and a life-altering friendship evolves between Iris and Maggie.
In To the Stars, the two female lead characters are at the front stage at all times. We follow them in their sorrows, displeasures and longings, emotions that are strengthened by powerful acting performances, black-and-white cinematography and a soundtrack that’s just right.