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Electrick Children

Stars: Julia Garner, Rory Culkin, Liam Aiken, Cynthia Watros, Billy Zane | Written & Directed by Rebecca Thomas

The trailer for Electrick Children is a little misleading. Upon first seeing it before a showing of Dark Knight Rises last week, it appeared from the lingering shots of eccentrically-dressed youths skateboarding and the soft electronic soundtrack to concern itself with that most loathsome of subcultures, Hipsters. Upon making this assumption, the friend sat next to me practically hissed in his contempt for the film, despite knowing nothing else about it.

This anecdote, I think, reflects well the possible acquired taste Electrick Children might end up being, despite not actually being (entirely) about hipsters.

The film centers on Rachel (Garner), a 15 year-old girl living in a strict Utah Mormon colony, who falls pregnant after listening to  a cassette recording of ‘Hanging On The Telephone’ and tussling with her brother, Mr. Will (Aiken »

- Mark Allen

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