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East Coast Premiere

Director: Laurie Weltz

United States, 1998, 87 min

Shooting Format:35mm

Festival Year:1999

Category:Narrative Feature

Cast:Claire Bloom, Adrienne Shelly, Jay O. Sanders, Joely Richardson, Aleksa Palladino

Crew:Executive Produced by Mindy Affrime & Tim Buxton Original music by Andrew Hollander Cinematography by Richard Dallett Film Editing by Donna Stern Casting by Eve Battaglia Production Design by Pam Shamshiri Art Direction by Tina Manfredi

Sales:Portman Entertainment


Set in the 1950s, a 15-year-old girl runs away from her home deep in the Florida swamp lands and ends up in an all-womens' rooming house where she finds a substitute family in some eccentric older women who live there.

About the director

Director and co-writer Laurie Weltz's credits include At Five and Twenty Five which aired on the USA channel.

Filmmaker's note

Director Laurie Weltz has lovingly constructed a story around the intertwined lives of four women living in a boarding house in a sleepy seaside hamlet and the experiences that impact then right before America officially experiences the sixties.

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