1992, Sony Repertory, 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. Edited by Tracy Granger.

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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