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.
Full review coming to talkfilmsociety.com 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.
★★★★★ review by Munya Chiro on Letterboxd
9 years in the making. It was a privilege watching and supporting you make a masterpiece from the ground up. Your lifelong vision of sharing stories lived by you, Clane, and many others shines so eloquently. It took a few screenings before I could make it through without getting emotional, not only because of the gripping story telling and Sophia Mitri Schloss’ incredible performance, but also because I was witnessing the culmination of all of your heart, energy, skill/ taste as a filmmaker, unrelenting perseverance, and passion so many of us have had the honor of watching with awe.
I love you, Mom.
★★★★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 Nick Moffitt on Letterboxd
This movie is my baby’s namesake
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