piggie a film by alison bagnall

press quotes


"...a bold and rueful story of clumsy, bittersweet sexual awakening."
  — TIME OUT  Stephen Garrett


"PIGGIE succeeds by coating its female coming of age story in an overwhelmingly narcotic glaze, it's pacing and poetic imagery revealing all the wide-eyed panic and odd obsessions of those caught between child and adult, dream and reality."
  — FILMMAKER Jason Sanders


"Luna/Galaxie 500 frontman Dean Wareham delivers a terrifically eccentric performance as the cranky object of desire."
  — VILLAGE VOICE Dennis Lim


"Savannah Haske vaults into the "One to Watch" category with her fearless performance in writer-director Alison Bagnall's feature debut..."
  — IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival


"All the performances are so well pitched to the film's tone of abject absurdity that they seem to be teasing us -- yet they're never kidding. PIGGIE's swampy, claustrophobic beauty will follow you around for days."
  — DISCORDER Penelope Mulligan


"This psychological drama about the romantic obsessions of damaged souls, fluctuates between dark humor and painful honesty. . .Wareham and Dusty Trails' gorgeous soundtrack underscores the tension."
  — Mill Valley Film Festival


"...a quiet, subtle, disturbing, and peculiarly funny character piece."
  — AIN'T IT COOL NEWS – Jason Moriarty


"...an intimate, quietly subversive character study."


"...a film that's extremely natural and lifelike. PIGGIE is a major accomplishment."
  — FILM THREAT Eric Campos

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