Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

A Bump Along the Way


Year: 2019
Run Time: 95 minutes

A Bump Along the Way
A Bump Along the Way
A Bump Along the Way
A Bump Along the Way

Pamela and her daughter, Allegra, couldn’t be more different. A 44-year-old single mother, carefree Pamela spends most of her time partying with friends, while Allegra, a straitlaced precocious 15-year-old, spends most of her time doing art and talking about veganism. Embarrassed by Pamela’s reputation, and trying to get in with the cool crowd at school, Allegra tries to distance herself from her mother. But avoiding her becomes nearly impossible after Pamela finds out she is pregnant from a drunken one-night-stand with a local man nearly half her age. As the news of Pamela’s pregnancy spreads like wildfire in their small town, Pamela’s and Allegra’s relationship is put to the test. To get through this “bump along the way,” both Pamela and Allegra must learn to stand fully by themselves and support each other through the process. An uplifting dramedy saturated with the charms of Irish humor, A BUMP ALONG THE WAY is an entertaining delight. — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 4:05 PM ET

Capitol Theatre

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 6:30 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Women of the World

International Narrative Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


Shelly Love

Louise Gallagher

Tess McGowan

Mark McCauley

Helen Sheridan

Principal Cast
Bronagh Gallagher, Lola Petticrew, Mary Moulds, Dan Gordon

Print Source

Community Partner

Cleveland Irish Network

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