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American Primitive (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Family | 2014 (USA)
In 1973 playing it straight can get a little twisted... Set in 1973 and inspired by true events, 'American Primitive' tells the story of the havoc that is wreaked in a teenage girl's life ... See full summary »

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Madeline Goodhart
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Daisy Goodhart
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Spoke White
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Sam
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Martha
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William Cauldicott
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Katrina. Brown
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Joy Crowley
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Lucy Carmichael
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Bridget Howard
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In 1973 playing it straight can get a little twisted... Set in 1973 and inspired by true events, 'American Primitive' tells the story of the havoc that is wreaked in a teenage girl's life when she discovers her widowed father is gay. Alternately comic and tragic, the film captures the homophobia of the time set against a backdrop of small town America on Cape Cod. The film utilizes emblematic music expressing the artistic and experimental freedom of the early 70s. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Family

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual material and language
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Once in a Very Blue Moon  »

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2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Another Way Around
Written by John Harvey
Performed by Dave Hawkes
Under License from Imaginary Friends Music Partners
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Palm Springs International Film Festival
11 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this movie at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. It was the "world premier" - which I find odd since the film was shown in 2008 elsewhere. The film said copyright 2009 - so perhaps it was re-edited. Overall I liked the movie, though as a gay man, I realized right away that it was from the viewpoint of the straight daughter. The theme that families of all kinds are valid was the best part. I wish that there had been more understanding of the gay characters, particularly in the era that the film was set. The gay characters seemed dim-witted and incompetent of detailed conversation. Perhaps that's the way they were supposed to appear. I wish the daughter who was the poet had more lines. She was terrific. I do congratulate the producer for a great film on her first try.


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