Electrick Children

Electrick Children
  • 2012
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rebecca Thomas
  • Written by: Rebecca Thomas
  • Cast: Julia Garner, Rory Culkin, Liam Aiken
  • UK release: 13 July 2012
  • Website: www.electrickchildren.com

Mormon teenager Rachel claims to have had an immaculate conception after listening to a forbidden cassette of rock music. After her family arrange her marriage she run away to Las Vegas in search of the song's male vocalist. A decent coming-of-age yarn but the ending wraps up a little too nicely.

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Electrick Children

17 Jul 20123 stars

Rebecca Thomas' feature-length debut features a standout performance from Julia Garner

Is it possible to get pregnant through simply listening on a tape recorder to a cover version of Blondie’s ‘Hanging on the Telephone’? That’s what 15-year-old Mormon Rachel (Julia Garner) believes, and consequently she runs away from her family’s farm…

Profile – Rebecca Thomas, director of Electrick Children

17 Jul 2012

The film follows a Mormon girl's exposure to life outside her community

Born 1984, Las Vegas Background Having grown up in the Mormon faith, Thomas studied at Brigham Young University in Salt Lake City, before taking a graduate film production degree at Columbia University in New York. A short film she wrote, Nobody Knows…

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