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Curse of the Sunset Starlet (2012)

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Zarianne gets an unexpected visit from her horror film starlet mother who abandoned her years ago. Her mother claims she is dying but is she a drifter, grifter or ghost who has come to destroy her daughters family?



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Credited cast:
... Gigi
... Zarianne
Bailey Tait ... Tate
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Niko Baur ... Ryder


Gigi (Oscar nominated Sally Kirkland) abandoned her young daughter, Zarianne (Kathleen Wilhoite; Gilmore Girls, ER, Greys Anatomy), to pursue her dreams of movie stardom but instead becomes a starlet in horror films. Years later, Zarianne is a single mom and artist who creates portraits entirely out of butterfly wings. Her bickering kids are 12 year old Ryder and 14 year old Tate. Gigi returns to Zarianne claiming she is dying and seeking redemption for leaving her motherless. But is Gigi a drifter, grifter or ghost who will destroy their family? Only Tate, Ryder and a mysterious swarm of Sunset Moths hold the secret. Written by anon

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Short | Drama | Family | Mystery



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25 April 2013 (USA)  »

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An interesting screenplay becomes a striking work of visual art
23 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is a gorgeous film.

The love for Los Angeles and Old Hollywood is evinced beautifully, the butterfly motif and starlet portraits are truly amazing -- unlike anything I've seen before.

The facial expressions in the mother and daughter are tender and complex; casting was perfect. Each woman has a strong and distinct presence. They complement the other well. The children are fantastic in their roles and ground the film nicely.

I enjoyed the music selections, as well as the references to old films.

Lori Precious has artfully transformed a lovely story into a visual stunner. I'm a fan.

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