1992, IRS Media, 101 min, Dir: Allison Anders

The acclaimed second feature from writer-director Allison Anders stars Brooke Adams as a single mom struggling to raise two teenage girls (Ione Skye and Independent Spirit winner Fairuza Balk) in a small town in New Mexico. Featuring music (and a cameo appearance) by J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., this heartfelt drama is among the most affecting indies of the 1990s.

2012, French Fan Club Films, 87 min, USA, Dir: Allison Anders, Kurt Voss

This inviting B/W comedy set in the L.A. music scene is the final film in a trilogy that began with 1987’s BORDER RADIO. It’s bad enough that young singer Brett (Flannery Lunsford) has just lost his girlfriend; what makes matters worse is that she wound up in the arms of Brett’s idol, rising rocker Damon (Dante White-Aliano). Featuring an original score by Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis.

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