Sean Baker’s singular little ultra-indie is a strikingly unsentimental study in female friendship between unmoored souls in L.A.’s bleached, glamour-challenged San Fernando Valley. The relationship between twentysomething Jane (Dree Hemingway, the fresh-faced daughter of Mariel), relatively new in town, and eightysomething SoCal oldtimer Sadie (Besedka Johnson, an amazing nonpro discovery) unfolds with a matter-of-fact integrity that accepts all personal quirks, weaknesses, and sorrows as human and worthy of love. A?
VALLEY OF THE STARS Besedka Johnson and Dree Hemingway form an unlikely friendship in Starlet (Augusta Quirk)
Genre: Unrated; Starring: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson; Director: Sean Baker; Runtime (in minutes): 104; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Music Box Films
Posted November 23 2012 — 12:00 AM EST