‘Earth Mama’ Trailer: A24 Releases Savanah Leaf’s Acclaimed Directorial Debut In July

One of the great things about attending Sundance every year is being able to catch the emergence of the next generation of filmmakers. This year there were too many to list, but one that caught a lot of attention was Savanah Leaf, whose debut film Earth Mama, a harrowing story about a single mother’s attempt to do what’s best for her children, earned rave reviews and acquisition by A24.

With a summer release on the way, a new trailer for Earth Mama has arrived. The film stars Tia Nomore as Gia, a pregnant single mother with two kids in foster care already, as she fights against the system to keep her family together.

Nomore is joined in the cast by Erika Alexander, Doechii, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Dominic Fike, and Bokeem Woodbine.

The film is based on Leaf’s award-winning documentary short The Heart Still Hums she co-directed with Waves star Taylor Russell.

A24 will release Earth Mama into theaters on July 7th.

With two children in foster care, Gia, a pregnant single mother pitted against the system, fights to reclaim her family. In her close-knit Bay Area community, she works to make a life for herself and her kids, in this singular debut feature from filmmaker Savanah Leaf.





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