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White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

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In 1988, a teenage girl's life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears.

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Brock Connors
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Mrs. Hillman
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May
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Kat Connors is 17 years old when her seemingly perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears in 1988. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it... Written by Anonymous

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I was 17 when my mother disappeared...


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Rated R for sexual content/nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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25 September 2014 (USA)  »

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$11,962 (USA) (31 October 2014)

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$33,518 (USA) (5 December 2014)
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Screened twice in Scotland in 2015 as part of Glasgow Film Festival on the 19th and 20th of February 2015. See more »

Goofs

In the club scene Mickey appears to be holding a modern travel coffee mug, the type of which did not exist in 1988. See more »

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Detective Scieziesciez: Once there was this... obese man. Some sick fuck had doused him with gasoline and then lit him on fire. And by the time we got to the body, two days later, he was still burning.
Kat Connor: What?
Detective Scieziesciez: Guy had so much body fat he's like a human candle.
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References Eraserhead (1977) See more »

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Dazzle (Glamour Mix)
Written by Steven Severin, Siouxsie Sioux (as Susan Ballion),
Budgie (as Peter Clarke) and Robert Smith (as Robert James Smith)
Performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees
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White Bird in a Blizzard
26 August 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I can take or leave Gregg Araki but I will confess that even his failures are more interesting than a lot of other filmmakers' successes so I always give him the benefit of the doubt. Unfortunately this new one is more "Splendor" than "Mysterious Skin," as it meanders through a disconnected plot line involving a missing mother, never really letting the characters get fleshed out before ultimately pulling the rug out from under the audience. There isn't much going on here, although Shailene Woodley gives it a good shot. It's just that the story isn't particularly interesting and the film is rather lifeless. Eva Green's campy performance is effectively creepy but her scenes are too often so short that we never get to enjoy her much.


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