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AWOL (2017)

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A young woman Joey is in search of direction in her small town. A visit to an army recruiting office appears to provide a path, but when she meets and falls in love with Rayna that path diverges in ways that neither woman anticipates.

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Cinematographer Gal Deren's lensing of Rust Belt locations finds a place both lovely to linger in and worth leaving, matching the bittersweet sound of the folky songs Kirke sings while the two characters are alone.

January 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Talking about class can be ugly. Yet as AWOL asserts, when you dare to comment, sometimes it frees up room for beauty to unfurl.

November 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Shoval ... captures the blind recklessness of first love, in a lesbian love story that's only partially about the characters' queerness.

May 18, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's an authentic and emotional film, with first-rate turns by Wool and especially Kirk.

April 26, 2016 | Full Review…

"AWOL" holds attention with its strong lead performances, nicely etched support turns, and nuanced portrait of a downwardly mobile "heartland" Caucasian America too seldom portrayed in movies given the large chunk of the populace it encompasses.

April 17, 2016 | Full Review…

[Lola] Kirke gives an amazing performance, but it's [Breeda] Wool who has the harder role, and effortlessly shines.

February 5, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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