'Sequoia'
'Sequoia'

Check out an exclusive clip from SXSW world premiere "Sequoia," starring Aly Michalka ("Easy A") as a young woman battling a dangerous illness who plans one last trip to a bucolic national park. The film bows at the Austin fest on March 9 in the narrative spotlight section.

"Sequoia" is helmed by first-time feature filmmaker Andy Landen, a graduate of USC's film school. Dustin Milligan ("Slither"), Todd Lowe ("True Blood"), Demetri Martin ("In a World"), Sophi Bairley ("The Poker House"), Joey Lauren Adams ("Blue Caprice") and Lou Diamond Phillips ("La Bamba") also star.

Here's the official synopsis:

A lively young woman with a life threatening illness visits Sequoia National Park with the intention of ending her life – but her plans are complicated by her colorful family and the unexpected possibility of romance with an introspective musician.