Filmmaker Rebecca Thomas to present 'Electrick Children' April 22 at Ron Robinson | Rock Candy

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Filmmaker Rebecca Thomas to present 'Electrick Children' April 22 at Ron Robinson

Posted By on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 10:05 AM

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For this month's Arkansas Times Film Series screening, co-sponsored by the Little Rock Film Festival and the University of Central Arkansas, we'll be welcoming the writer-director Rebecca Thomas, who will present her 2012 debut feature "Electrick Children" at Ron Robinson Theater and participate in a post-screening Q&A. The movie is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, $5.

“Electrick Children” follows a fundamentalist Mormon teenager who comes to believe she's been impregnated by listening to a cassette tape, her first experience with rock music, and runs away to Las Vegas looking for answers. The New York Times called it "a playful urban fable, about the collision of country and city mice that suggests a variation of 'The Wizard of Oz,'" and "neither comedy nor drama nor satire but a surreal mélange infused with magical realism."

The film, which opened at the Berlin International Film Festival and SXSW, stars Julia Garner, Rory Culkin, Liam Aiken and Billy Zane. Thomas, who like her protagonist grew up Mormon in Las Vegas, made the film while a student at Columbia University, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in 2012.

Thomas will also be in Conway to present at the University of Central Arkansas. She’ll screen “Electrick Children” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23 at UCA’s Stanley Russ Hall, room 103, and will participate in a post-screening Q&A. The UCA screening is free and open to the public.

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