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Scrappers, Crushes & Shelters

Scrappers, Crushes & Shelters

Welcome back to the Cause Cinema Spotlight.    

As kids are all headed back to school, it feels appropriate to share a program of colorful stories, filled with youth, from twisted teen drama to mysterious deaths.

We’ll start with the youngest.


It’s said that it takes a village to raise a child but 12-year-old Georgie (Lola Campbell) has other ideas. Living alone since her beloved mum died, Georgie fills the flat they shared with her own special magic. But when her absent father Jason (Harris Dickinson) turns up out of the blue, she’s forced to confront reality. A dreamy, witty and unmissable tale of family and fresh starts, SCRAPPER is a film that believes life’s not so much about chasing rainbows but snatching fistfuls in both hands.

Scrapper is now in theaters.You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah

Stacy and Lydia are BFFs who've always dreamed about having epic bat mitzvahs. But things start to go comically awry when a popular boy and middle school drama threaten their friendship and their rite of passage.

You can see You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah on  Netflix

Harlan Coben's Shelter

We follow the story of Mickey, after the sudden death of his father leads him to start a new life in Kasselton, New Jersey. Mickey quickly finds himself tangled in the mysterious disappearance of a new student at his school, Ashley,, which leads to uncovering unimaginable secrets within their quiet suburban community. With the help of his friends—the inventive Spoon and the secretive Ema—Mickey pulls back the sleepy facade of Kasselton to reveal a dark underground that may hold the answers to decades of disappearances, deaths, and legends … and perhaps even his own complex family history.

You can see Harlan Coben’s Shelter on Amazon Prime

In case you missed it, we did a countdown of 10 of the best movies of 2023 (so far).  Click here or on the graphic below to see the short video countdown, with movie clips to accompany each of picks.

And that’s a wrap for the Cause Cinema Spotlight this week.

Hope you enjoy these picks, and know that we appreciate you sharing with your friends and family.


Cause Cinema
Cause Cinema Spotlight
Anchored by the concept of Filmmaking for Change, this podcast will include a combination of weekly social impact film and TV series recommendations (Cause Cinema Spotlight), with occasional showcases and collections, based on timely themes or cultural events.