December 5, 2013
Stop the Pounding Heart follows a teenage girl named Sara as she begins to question her religious upbringing. She is content to follow in her family's tradition of being a pure, devout woman until she meets a young bull rider who challenges her way of thinking. This portrait of old-fashioned values in a modern world illustrates the ways contemporary young women struggle to retain their family identities while leading lives that make them happy. Set within the framework of a teenage love story, Stop the Pounding Heart is really about the hard choices everyone has to make as they grow up.