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Jess + Moss (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 February 2012 (USA)
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A series of vignettes involving memories of companionship and sexual awakening shared by two second cousins.

Director:

Clay Jeter

Writers:

Clay Jeter (story), Debra Coleman Jeter (story) (as Debra Jeter) | 5 more credits »
5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Sarah Hagan ... Jess
Austin Vickers ... Moss
Haley Strode ... Jess's Mother
Haley Parker Haley Parker ... Haley
Donald R. Fleming ... Jess's Father (as Donald Fleming)
Cliff Coleman Cliff Coleman
Marie Coleman Marie Coleman ... Moss's Grandmother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Coleman Billy Coleman
Scottie Coleman Scottie Coleman
Wildie Coleman Wildie Coleman
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Jess (18) and Moss (12) are second cousins who have spent their summers together since either of them can remember. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, all they have is each other. Through a series of memories and vignettes, 'Jess + Moss' recounts the events of the last summer they shared together. Shot entirely on location with a variety of expired and often degraded film stocks, 'Jess + Moss' captures the evocative and haunting character of the dark fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Written by Anonymous

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Shot in Western Kentucky, on director Clay Jeter's family farm. See more »

Crazy Credits

The characters' names are not presented in the end credits, only the castmembers' names. Five members of the Coleman family are credited in the latter portion of cast roster: Cliff, Marie, Billy, Wildie and Scottie. See more »

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La Vielle Chanteuse
Written by Claire Diterzi
Performed by Claire Diterzi
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Beautiful rural decay
5 August 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Jess (Sarah Hagan) and Moss (Austin Vickers) are second cousins. Their parents were best of friends. They spend their summers together. She likes to draw. They wonder aimlessly through the tobacco fields and abandoned buildings of Kentucky.

This film looks beautiful with a degraded feel of the rural decay. It's not just the rural locations, or the rundown junk. It's the low grade film and the way it's shot. There isn't much of a story as the movie meanders from one scene to the next. Sometimes there are no rhyme or reason. It's a just a series of scenes. It does turn a little bit disturbing. In the end, it's a very fascinating little movie. It's a lazy endless summer captured on film.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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