Independent British distributors Revolver Entertainment are set to release on Blu-ray first-time director Rebecca Thomas's gleefully odd, dazzling coming-of-age tale Electrick Children (2012), starring Julia Garner, Rory Culkin and Liam Aiken. The preliminary release date set by the distributors is October 8th.
Earlier this year, the film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.
The film follows young Mormon virgin Rachel (Garner), who awakens one day to find herself inexplicably pregnant after secretly listening to a forbidden tape of The Nerves' classic hit 'Hanging on the Telephone'. Facing shame in her community and a forced marriage, Rachel flees the strict compound where she lives and, accompanied by her stern brother Mr Will (Aiken), hits the road in search of the singer on the tape - the man she is convinced has made her pregnant through music. Lost in Las Vegas, the oddball pair fall in with a bunch of slacker skater punk-rockers led by dreamy lost boy Clyde (Culkin), and together are thrown into a very different new world full of music, romance and possibility.