37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Janet Planet

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This program is free-to-attend, with RSVP (space allowing). Thank you to A24 for providing this advanced screening opportunity. 

In rural Western Massachusetts, 11-year-old Lacy spends the summer of 1991 at home, enthralled by her own imagination and the attention of her mother, Janet. As the months pass, three visitors enter their orbit, all captivated by Janet and her spellbinding nature.

In her solitary moments, Lacy inhabits an inner world so extraordinarily detailed that it begins to seep into the outside world. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker captures a child’s experience of time passing, and the ineffability of a daughter falling out of love with her mother, in this singularly sublime film debut.

“Luminous. A perfect coming-of-age movie.”

– Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

“Annie Baker redefines the mother-daughter portrait in this exquisite debut.”

– David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

This screening is part of our 2024 VAFF at Violet Crown series
Presented by Ting Internet


Thursday, May 30


7:00 PM


Violet Crown 5

Film Info

Director: Annie Baker

Runtime: 113 min.

Year: 2024

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Julianne Nicholson, Zoe Ziegler, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Sophie Okonedo