Release Date: 2012-08-31
NYC and/or LA Release
Distributors: Millennium Entertainment
Directors: Elgin James
Film Genre(s): Coming-of-Age, Drama
SYNOPSISFormerly titled Goodnight Moon, this is a semi-autobiographical drama from Elgin James that is set amidst the stark landscape of the Salton Sea. This tells the story of LILY and her best friend ALISON (Juno Temple and Jay Panabaker), two 15 year-old girls living near the shores of California’s Salton Sea, a heavily polluted lake in the middle of the desert. What was once an oasis for the wealthy and famous has become a near ghost town with trailer parks, abandoned hotels, and beaches full of dead fish and dying birds. Lily is sprinting towards adulthood, with the hope of escaping the chains of her overbearing mother, MARGARET, and her small, dying hometown. Alison is a tomboy being raised by her alcoholic father and HOGAN, a wise and traveled local rancher, content with slowly strolling through life, sheltered from the uncertainty and complications of growing up.
When the girls meet three older skateboarders, DAVID, JESSE, and LOUIS from Los Angeles, Lily convinces Alison to steal a truck and follow the boys to the “City of Angels.” Once in L.A., they fall into the boys’ world of scams and petty crime. When the boys hatch a new plan to use Lily as “bait,” the girls are torn apart. Things quickly spiral out of control as Lily must decide how far she will go to grow up and Alison must decide how far she will go to protect Lily..
- The Hollywood Reporter reports that Leslie Mann, Kate Bosworth, Chris Coy and Kyle Gallner also are joining the cast -- Mann plays Temple's mom, a woman who works at a secondhand clothing store but whose best years are behind her. Bosworth will be Mann's sister. Coy will play an opportunistic, sociopathic street kid, and Gallner is a skater - both use the girls to run a scam that goes bad. Jamie Patricof is producing the project which begins shooting Sunday near the Salton Sea before moving to L.A.
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