Jess + Moss
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Jess, age 18 (Sarah Hagan) and Moss, age 12 (Austin Vickers) are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a summer they venture on a journey exploring deep secrets and hopes of a future while being confronted with fears of isolation, abandonment and an unknown tomorrow. -- (C) Official Site
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© Strand Releasing

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mr. Jeter, who has made his feature-length debut with this film, tries to capture the loose feel of childhood's open-ended summers. But the vocabulary of his imagery feels worn out, and the ambience feels handed down."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"A strange and intoxicating indie constructed as a series of vignettes that capture two children grappling with the overlap of trauma and nostalgia."
‑ Glenn Heath Jr., Slant Magazine
"Achingly sad and surpassingly lovely."
‑ Benjamin Mercer, Village Voice
"Perhaps it is slightly too obtuse to really deliver a full emotional punch, but I nevertheless found this to be a mesmerising and beautiful film."
‑ Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy
"Jess + Moss is a simply beautiful film with amazing sound work and nearly flawless direction."
‑ Blake Griffin, We Got This Covered
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