Life in the Echo Park of Los Angeles was never easy, but Sad Girl and Mousie have always had each other. Best friends since childhood, they even joined the Echo Park street gang at the same time. Now, both girls have had children by the same man… In three interwomen tales, we meet Sad Girl and Mousie as they prepare to risk their friendship and their lives in a dangerous confrontation, Giggles, an older girl who returns to Echo Park from prison with a new idea of how women can take care of themselves, and the beautiful La Blue Eyes who has fallen in love with a romantic stranger only to discover too late his real identity. –Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Allison Anders (born November 16, 1954) is an American film and television director. Anders has directed many independent films, on which she frequently collaborates with fellow UCLA film school graduate Kurt Voss.
According to an article in Creative a series of adventures that often ended in jails and foster homes—experiences she credits with giving her raw inspiration for her cinematic portraits of rural Americans." At eighteen, she moved to England, then returned to Los Angeles to raise her first child. She attended the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television and was granted a Nicholl Fellowship by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her screenplay “Lost Highway” (unrelated to the David Lynch film of the same title) also earned her a Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award.
Her first film effort co-written and co-directed by Kurt Voss and Dean Lent was the punk music-heavy Border Radio, which was nominated for Best Feature of 1989 by the Independent Feature Project… read more
Sad Girl: I'm going to McDonald's right now. Mousie: Burger King is better. It's not crowded. Sad Girl: They don't got what I like at Burger King. Mousie: It's cheaper at Burger King. Sad Girl: Fine. You go to Burger King and I'll go to McDonald's. Mousie: We'll go to McDonald's, okay? PURE POETRY. A++++++++