See Andrea Riseborough in the riveting, surprise Oscar nominated performance that is making headlines and garnering rave reviews
EDMONTON (Feb 13, 2023) - Super Channel is pleased to announce that the critically
acclaimed independent feature film, To Leslie, starring Andrea Riseborough in her Oscar®
nominated performance for Best Actress as an alcoholic single mother from West Texas who
wins the lottery and subsequently squanders it while in the grips of addiction, losing her
son, family and friends in the process, will be available to stream March 1 on Super
Channel On Demand.
To view the trailer for To Leslie, click here.
Directed by Michael Morris (Better Caul Saul) in his feature directorial debut and written by
Ryan Binaco, this gritty but hopeful drama was inspired by true events in Binaco’s life. The
stellar cast also stars Allison Janney, Marc Maron, Andre Royo, Owen Teague and Stephen
Leslie (Andrea Riseborough) is a West Texas single mother struggling to provide for her son
(Owen Teague) when she wins the lottery and a chance at a good life. But a few short years
later the money is gone and Leslie is on her own, living hard and fast at the bottom of a
bottle as she runs from the world of heartbreak she left behind. With her charm running out
and with nowhere to go, Leslie is forced to return home to her former friends Nancy and
Dutch (Allison Janney, Stephen Root). Unwelcome and unwanted by those she wronged, it's
a lonely motel clerk named Sweeney (Marc Maron) who takes a chance when no one else
will. With his support, Leslie comes face to face with the consequences of her actions, a life
of regret, and a second chance to make a good life for her and her son.
Praise for Andrea and To Leslie includes:
Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times - "one of the great portrayals of alcoholism in a
miniature masterpiece of quietly powerful dialogue.”
Owen Glieberman, Variety - "Riseborough's performance is nothing short of spectacular.
She doesn't compromise, she doesn't hold back, but she doesn't endow the character with
any sort of fake flamboyance.”
Peter Travers, ABC News - “So here's to Leslie and to Riseborough for bringing her to life in
a demonstration of highwire acting perfection without an ounce of Hollywood hooey in it.
Whether or not Riseborough pulls off a longshot victory at the Oscars, she's created a
portrayal that plays like a classic country song you can't get out of your head and heart.”