Things Behind the Sun
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Writer and director Allison Anders, who used the world of rock & roll as the backdrop for her films Border Radio, Grace of My Heart, and Sugar Mountain, returns to the music scene for this tale of a woman struggling to come to terms with an emotionally devastating past. Sherry McGrale (Kim Dickens) is a punk-influenced singer and songwriter whose angry, deeply personal music has begun to win her a national following, though the demons that fuel her art are playing havoc with her life, as she drowns her sorrows in drugs and alcohol and fills a growing police blotter with arrests for disorderly… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A film of remarkable honesty and courage."
‑ Jonathan Foreman, New York Post
"Anders makes the point without belaboring it and without exploiting it for a turn-on."
‑ Phil Freeman,
"After several disappointing films, Allison Anders has made a nother personal film that thematically is linked with her first (and best) feature, Gas Food Lodging."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"At its core are three remarkable performances."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Feels as surprising as the truth often does."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"This is a hard film to watch, and yet it adheres to a perspective important for both men and women to see."
‑ Rachel Gordon,
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