Lane 1974

At 13 years old and the eldest of three kids, Lane struggles to keep her family together as her iconoclast mother moves without warning through the communes and dusty back woods of Northern California.


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  • ★★★½ review by Aaron Hendrix on Letterboxd

    I want you to be Cleopatra, but you insist on being Minnie Mouse.

    Full review coming to soon.

    But, Lane 1974 is a surprisingly refreshing coming of age drama (even if it's not strictly a 'coming of age' story). The performances here are genuinely good and the children were clearly well directed as - roundly - they give solid, if not great, performances.

    It's a pretty subdued film and it's not necessarily for everyone. But, I definitely recommend giving it a shot. It might surprise you.

  • ★★★★ review by Bobby Analog on Letterboxd

    I want to curl up in this movie and pull it over my head like a giant blanket and just cry.

  • ★★★★½ review by Noraa on Letterboxd

    i don't want to say to much, but if you get the chance to see this soon, you should.

    it's stunningly shot and lit, but most of all the acting is incredible. Sophia Mitri Schloss is seriously phenomenal as Lane, and Katherine Moennig as her mother is eerie.

    As a child who found themselves in....similar situations growing up with my father, this movie knows what it wants to say and says it strongly.

    watch this as soon as you can!

  • ★★★½ review by Justin Robert Vinall on Letterboxd

    Compelling visual motifs representing isolation, social separation and desire "Lane 1974" delivers a striking character study of a time, place and changing times.

  • ★★★½ review by Keaton Slansky on Letterboxd

    #15 of SIFF 2017

    Now this is one I've been waiting to add to my Letterboxd for a long time. To get it out of the way: I was the 2nd Assistant Director on Lane for one of the Seattle units and I loved every minute of it. This was an inspiring cast and crew and such a joy to work on which is something that I feel is radiated throughout the film.

    I am beyond proud and excited for Lane to finally be out and I can definitively say that it's groovy as hell. The director (SJ Chiro) does a brilliant job of showing the other side of the 70's here, a slow meditation on the generation left behind while their parents were off exploring each others bodies through free love and peyote. Sophia Mitri Schloss (who's just lovely) turns in a brilliant performance as the titular character Lane and brings an immense sense of gravity and maturity to the role.

    I think there's a very clear, definitive vision that SJ had that absolutely shines through on screen. I can't wait to see what her and the rest of the super talented cast and crew do next.

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