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The Unspeakable Act

  • Dan Sallitt /
  • USA /
  • 2012 /
  • 91 mins

Tallie Medel, Sky Hirschkron, Aundrea Fares, Kati Schwartz, Caroline Luft / Fiction / English

Adolescent anxiety inspires a “love that dare not speak its name” in Dan Sallitt’s frank and patient family drama. Jackie, a New York suburban teen, lives at home with her withdrawn, but loving, widow mother, her sister and her older brother, Matthew, with whom she just so happens to be properly, deeply in love. But Matthew’s about to bring round his first girlfriend, and will shortly be leaving for college…

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