SIFF Movie Club: Lane 1974 - Virtual Q&A

Director SJ Chiro and several cast/crew members join us for a live virtual Q&A moderated by SIFF programmer Dustin Kaspar.

Lane 1974

May 27, 2020

Virtual Events

Based on Clane Hayward's memoir "The Hypocrisy of Disco" and director SJ Chiro's own experiences, this authentic diary of girlhood follows a 13-year-old whose 1970s communal life is upended as her mother moves them from one dubious situation to another.

After viewing Lane 1974 on your own, join us at 8:00pm PST for a Zoom-based Q&A with director SJ Chiro, actors Sophia Mitri Schloss and Kate Moennig, cinematographer Sebastien Scandiuzzi, and producer Jennessa West, moderated by SIFF programmer Dustin Kaspar.

Registration has closed. If registered, you will receive an email at 6:00pm on the day of the event with the Zoom meeting ID and password. Questions? Contact

To best replicate the in-person SIFF Movie Club experience, we suggest starting the film (79 min.) around 6:30pm PST before joining the Zoom discussion at 8:00pm PST. Please note: the Zoom discussion will be recorded.

Lane 1974

About the Film

Make sure you watch the film before the Q&A, which will take place on Wednesday, May 27 at 8:00pm PST over Zoom. Lane 1974 is available digitally to rent or purchase on a variety of platforms. For a full list of options, see here.

Lane 1974 | S.J. Chiro | USA | 2017 | 79 min. 
Thirteen-year-old Lane (Sophia Mitri Schloss) is content enough living on a commune in an old school bus with several other children her age, even though her mother, Hallelujah (Katherine Moennig), can be a bit oppressive with her anti-materialism and overprotective alternative parenting. When Hallelujah falls out with their existing "family," Lane and her two siblings are forced to wander from place to place, having to depend on their increasingly unpredictable mother and their own limited knowledge of the outside world. Drawing from both Hayward's personal experiences as well as first-time director SJ Chiro's own upbringing in a commune, Lane 1974 is a fiercely authentic diary of girlhood.

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