Littlerock

Directed by Mike Ott

Year: 2010
Running Time: 82
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English [audio]
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Littlerock

Cast
Atsuko Okatsuka
Markiss McFadden
Matthew Fling
Rintaro Sawamoto
Roberto Sanchez
Cory Zacharia
Brett L. Tinnes
Ryan Dillon

Crew
Produced by Denny Densmore (Executive) , Hsin-Fang Li (Executive) , Sierra Leoni, Fred Thornton and Laura Ragsdale
Directed by Mike Ott
Writers Atsuko Okatsuka, Mike Ott and Carl McLaughlin
Composed by Toddrick Spalding (Music Supervision)
Cinematographer Carl McLaughlin


LITTLEROCK is a powerfully intimate drama that captures the fears and desires of a young Japanese woman lost in America.

Rintaro (Rintaro Sawamoto) and Atsuko (Atsuko Okatsuka, who also co-wrote the script) are a Japanese brother and sister spending their summer traveling through the U.S. While on their way to San Francisco, their car breaks down in Littlerock, California, and they kill time with the local young drunks, touring the endless keggers that are the only entertainment in town. Atsuko speaks no English, and becomes the exotic center of attention in this isolated burg, deflecting advances by what seems like every available man in town. When love does come her way, she discovers that passion can be as fleeting as a visit abroad.

Directed by Mike Ott, LITTLEROCK is an affectingly authentic portrait of the bittersweet pain of young love and the cruel reality of cultural miscommunication, making it one of the most emotionally moving American Independents in recent memory.

Reviews

"The flipside of Lost In Translation... evocative and rich." - David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

"MESMERIZING." - Doug Harvey, LA WEEKLY



Awards

  • WINNER: AFI FEST Audience Award

    WINNER: FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT Awards

    WINNER: GOTHAM Independent Film Awards

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