Electrick Children – dir. Rebecca Thomas, 2012

date: 01/08/2012 time: 16:30 place: PGE Cinema film program: world under canvas film program: the audience poll artistic program: films

USA | 2012 | 96 min
reż|dir Rebecca Thomas prod|pro Jessica Caldwell, Richard Neustadter scen|wr Rebecca Thomas zdj|ph Mattias Troelstrup muz|mus Eric Colvin mon|ed Jennifer Lilly ob|cast Julia Garner, Rory Culkin, Liam Aiken, Bill Sage, Cynthia Watros, Billy Zane, John Patrick Amedori dys|dis m-appeal 


Rachel is a noisy teenage girl in a conservative Mormon family living in Utah. Having no contact  with the outside world, she spends her time playing with her siblings and reading the Bible. On her fifteenth birthday she discovers a forbidden cassette tape with rock music and plays it on an old-fashioned player. The girl never heard anything similar before, and the whole experience seems like a miracle to her. She is particularly drawn to a blue tape. When three months later she turns out to be pregnant, she is certain to have had an immaculate conception. Her orthodox parents demand explanations and arrange marriage for Rachel. She runs however to the nearest city, Las Vegas, to find the voice from the recording she believes has something to do with her mysterious pregnancy.

Rebecca Thomas (1984)
An American director. She grew up in Las Vegas, in Mormon family as the youngest of five siblings. She started film studies at Brigham Young University but at the age of  20 she dropped out to take part in Mormon mission to Japan. On return, she continued education at the University of Columbia. Her first short film, „Nobody knows you, nobody gives a damn” (2009), was screened for the first time at Sundance Festival. „Electrick Children” is her feature film debut.