Release date:October 24, 2014
(NY; LA release date: October 31)
Screenwriters:Topper Lilien, Amy Albany
Starring:John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Taryn Manning, Glenn Close, Peter Dinklage, Flea , Lena Heady, Caleb Landry-Jones, Tim Daly
Based on the memoir by Amy-Jo Albany, the film is a compassionate, tender look at the complex relationship between Amy-Jo (Fanning) and her father Joe (Hawkes), a man torn between his musical ambition, his love for his daughter, and his suffocating heroin addiction. Set against a sensuously textured 1970s Hollywood, the film beautifully evokes a colorful, seedy world of struggling musicians, artists, and vagabonds, in which Joe and Amy-Jo strive to live the lives they want against seemingly insurmountable odds.