Directed by S.J. Chiro
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.
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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.
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