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Palm Trees and Power Lines

1h 50m Drama, Independent 2022
NZIFF2023

AroView: A seriously compelling though troubling coming-of-age tale that represents a brave and brilliant debut for both its lead actress Lily McInerny and writer-director Jamie Dack, who won the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award at Sundance.

Based upon Dack’s own experiences, the power lines in the title refer to the imbalanced, insidious dynamic between a 17-year-old girl and a charismatic stranger of twice her age, the drama playing not unlike Sean Baker’s “Red Rocket” (2021) but with the perspective inversed.

“Dack’s work as a director is on the screen, in the characters, and widely successful with how the actors convey her vision. Her writing and directing will make a difference because it’s organic, original, and essential.” ~Sabina Dana Plasse, Film Threat

“It’s a compelling, edgy story of exploitation with no easy answers.” ~Phil de Semlyen, Time Out

Director

Jamie Dack

Language

English

Closed Captions [CC]

English

Country

USA

Studio

Madman

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