Palm Trees and Power Lines + Q&A


Theater 3 Fri, Apr 21 6:30 PM


Friday, April 21

Join us after the film with a discussion and Q&A with special guest Lily McInerny in conversation with Gretchen Mol.

Director: Jamie Dack
Writer(s): Jamie Dack, Audrey Findlay
Cast: Lily McInerney, Gretchen Mol, Jonathan Tucker

A Variety Critics Pick

Seventeen-year-old Lea spends her summer break aimlessly tanning in her backyard with her best friend, tiptoeing around her needy mother, and getting stoned with a group of boys from school. This monotony is interrupted by a chance encounter.

1hr 50mins / R

Lily McInerny
Lily McInerny is an American actress and model who is best known for her role as Macy in the HBOMax original series Tell Me Lies, directed by Sam Boyd and Erin Feeley. In Palm Trees and Power Lines she plays a disconnected teenage girl falling into a relationship with a man twice her age (played by Jonathan Tucker). Follow her on Instagram @lillium

Gretchen Mol
Gretchen Mol is an American actress and former model. Mol has been in more than 30 feature films, and made her film debut in Spike Lee's 1996 film, Girl 6. She also appeared in the films Rounders, Celebrity, The Thirteenth Floor, The Notorious Bettie Page, in which she played the title character, 3:10 to Yuma, and Manchester by the Sea. On television she is known for her role as Gillian Darmody in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

"A good filmmaker doesn’t just stage a scene. He or she creates a space (temporal, emotional, psychological, suspenseful). When that happens, we’re no longer just watching the characters — we’re drawn right into that space, until we’re almost floating in it, in sync with the characters’ identities and interactions, their minds and heartbeats. That’s the kind of meditative absorption that Jamie Dack, the director and co-writer of “Palm Trees and Power Lines,” creates." - Owen Glieberman, Variety