When:Monday August 20, 2012
Where:The Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn Vegan is proud to present a FREE screening of Little Birds at Knitting Factory Brooklyn . The free screening starts at 8pm, and is first come, first served.
About Little Birds:
15 year-old Lily (Juno Temple) and her best friend Alison (Kay Panabaker) live on the shores of the Salton Sea among rundown trailer parks, rotting household items, drained pools and decaying streets. What was once an oasis for the wealthy and famous has become a near ghost town, leaving its residents fighting for breath in the deep end. Juno Temple and Kay Panabaker shine in this mesmerizing coming-of-age story of finding escape and innocence lost. The film was one of the most buzzed about premieres at Sundance last year and features an all-star cast including Leslie Mann and Kate Bosworth.
First-time director Elgin James has had a very unique journey to filmmaking – from spending time in the foster care system to forming the notorious FSU gang to serving a year in a maximum-security prison. Homeless as a teenager, Elgin James was a fixture in Boston’s hardcore punk scene, helping found a national street gang that targeted neo-Nazi skinheads and drug dealers. He has now put his violent past behind him with his striking directorial debut Little Birds.
Starring: Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, Kate Bosworth, Leslie Mann, Carlos Pena, Kyle Gallner, Chris Coy
Lakeshore Records will release the Little Birds Soundtrack digitally August 14, featuring four original tracks from Elgin James, as well as tracks by Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory), The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Linée, and Big Star.