Electrick Children Directed
Rebecca Thomas USA / 2012 / 96 minutes
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The power of music can be a transformative force, but 15 year old Rachel, a young girl from a fundamentalist Mormon sect, believes it has the power to create life. Sheltered from the outside world, Rachel discovers rock music for the first time and is enraptured by the soulful singing emanating from the speakers. So enraptured, that upon learning that she is pregnant three months later, she comes to believe the music she heard is the cause of the new life growing inside of her.
Escaping the marriage arranged for her, Rachel heads out in search of the voice on the tape that was responsible for her immaculate conception. Up and coming star Julia Garner dazzles as Rachel as she takes a life altering road trip to the city of Sin and discovers the world beyond her previously sheltered existence. Rebecca Thomas’ debut feature, Electrick Children is a beautifully told tale of innocence lost and gained. –Michael Burke
Rebecca Thomas was raised in Las Vegas, NV, the youngest of 5 children. She took a break from studying film at Brigham Young University to serve a Mormon mission in Japan. She went on to pursue her MFA at Columbia University. Electrick Children is Rebecca’s debut feature film.
Cast/Featuring: Julia Garner, Rory Culkin, Liam Aiken, Bill Sage, Billy Zane
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