Katie centers on a 17-year-old waitress (Olivia Cooke), who attempts to overcome the hardships of poverty by prostituting herself in order to fulfill her dream of a new life in San Francisco.
Director: Wayne Roberts
Starring: Olivia Cooke (Me Earl and the Dying Girl 2015), Christopher Abbott (Martha Marcy May Marlene 2011, A Most Violent Year 2014, James White 2015), Mirielle Enos (The Catch 2016, World War Z 2014), Jim Belushi (According to Jim 2001 - 2009) Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth 2015, The Proposal 2009)
Producers: Eric Schultz, Carlo Sirtori, Jacob Wasserman, Max Born, Kimberly Parker, Benjamin Steiner, David Steiner
Executive Producers: Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, Josh Mond, Michael Balchan
Premiere: 2016 Toronto Film Festival
"Told with a spareness that suits its desert setting, Katie Says Goodbye is a plaintive story of hard luck and fringe dwellers, one that might have felt clichéd in lesser hands. But first-time filmmaker Wayne Roberts conjures new, resonant chords in his taut, tender drama about a young truck-stop waitress who dreams of life beyond her edge-of-the-map town. With its superb cast’s finely etched characters, led by Olivia Cooke’s memorable work in the title role and featuring a heart-stoppingly lovely supporting turn by Mary Steenburgen, the quietly assured debut would be a worthy addition to any art-house schedule." Hollywood Reporter September 2016