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Little Sister (2016)

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Young nun Colleen is avoiding all contact from her family, returning to her childhood home in Asheville NC, she finds her old room exactly how she left it: painted black and covered in goth/metal posters.

Director:

Zach Clark

Writers:

Zach Clark (story by), Zach Clark | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Addison Timlin ... Colleen Lunsford
Ally Sheedy ... Joani Lunsford
Keith Poulson ... Jacob Lunsford
Peter Hedges ... Bill Lunsford
Barbara Crampton ... The Reverend Mother
Kristin Slaysman ... Tricia
Molly Plunk Molly Plunk ... Emily
Alex Karpovsky ... Deli Guy
Rhonda Hansome ... Homeless Woman
Amber Williams Amber Williams ... Debbie
Gene Santarelli Gene Santarelli ... Shut-In
Joan Shangold Joan Shangold ... Sister Abigail
Sandra Vaughn-Cooke ... Sister Isadora
Sunita Mani ... Performance Art Dancers
Tallie Medel ... Performance Art Dancers
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Young nun Colleen is avoiding all contact from her family, returning to her childhood home in Asheville NC, she finds her old room exactly how she left it: painted black and covered in goth/metal posters.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Irmã See more »

Filming Locations:

Asheville, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Voted as Best Film of 2016 by Richard Brody, film critic at 'The New Yorker'. See more »

Connections

Features Carnival of Souls (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Nails In My Coffin
Written by Jessie Evans & Jessy Lane
Performed by The Subtonix
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31 January 2017 | by pauliecorleone-72628See all my reviews

Guess it's about time I stopped getting surprised by how well-made and enjoyable these smaller- scale, lower budget productions are now. Hollywood's lowest point in time is turning out to be a great opportunity for independent cinema to thrive -- one that seems to have been grasped tightly by the artists eager to deposit their talent, a graceful offering at the viewer's feet.

Very good movie. Subtle. Touching on religion, multiformity, politics, war, originality, depression, esoteric balance. Clever, funny writing, effortless dialogue, casual performances (as per the plot's dictation).

Go in fearless, you will enjoy this one -- and a special shoutout to Ally Sheedy's The Breakfast Club persona, Allison Reynolds, who obviously grew up into a true-to-character-progression Joani Lunsford. Very effective casting and a delight to watch.


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