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 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.

  • ★★★★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!

  • ★★★★ review by Daniel Ritchie on Letterboxd

    Directed with a unique spirit and a mature sincerity, Lane 1974 is a refreshingly unique, memorable and unconventional with great performances and a simple but striking story, paired with grounded and gorgeous cinematography (FANTASTIC use of colour) and some phenomenal child performances - although some scenes seem to go nowhere and the ending is divisive, this is a hidden gem of an indie film.

  • ★★★½ review by Domenica on Letterboxd

    A quiet, unassuming movie about being a child and being on your own when adults are too consumed by their own frivolities to help you. One of the best depictions of young adulthood I have ever seen.

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