2017 Milwaukee Film Festival 9/28 - 10/12


Director: Deb Shoval

Film Summary

United States of Cinema | 1:25 | 2016 | USA | | View Website

Aimless Joey (Mistress America's Lola Kirke in a finely calibrated performance) seeks escape from the small town of Wilkes-Barre, PA, and its meager economic opportunities. A visit to the Army recruiting office seems to offer the way out she seeks, but a chance encounter with slyly seductive housewife Rayna changes her trajectory irrevocably. As Joey falls ever more deeply in love with Rayna, clouded judgment leads her down a path she can't turn back from. AWOL (expanded from an award-winning 2011 Sundance short) is a tenderly realized lesbian romance that doesn't flinch from the harsh realities of small-town life on the poverty line.

Director Deb Shoval
Cast Sadie Butler, Hannah Dillon, Libby George, Lola Kirke, Charlotte Maltby, Bitne Oldford, Bill Sage, Dale Soules, Ted Welch, Breeda Wool
Executive Producer Jim Lande
Producer Jessica Caldwell, Michel Merkt, L.A. Teodosio
Screenwriter Deb Shoval, Karolina Waclawiak
Cinematographer Gal Deren
Editor Jeffrey Wolf

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