Small Avalanches

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Small Avalanches

Director: Lara Fitzgerald

Year: 2006

Plot: Adapted from a short story by award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates, Small Avalanches is the gripping tale of a teenage girl's dangerous encounter with a middle-age man. Set in rural Ontario in the mid-1970s, Small Avalanches follows Nancy, a surly 13 year old as she tries to find something to do on a hot summer day. After pestering her mother for some change, Nancy heads to the rundown garage where her uncle works. She walks aimlessly around the car wrecks and gas pumps, and grumbles jealously about her cousin with a babysitting job. Finding no sympathy from her uncle, Nancy returns home in the suffocating heat along a deserted road. When she is accosted by a strange and aggressively charming man who follows her from the garage, the teenager becomes confused-at once intimidated and flattered by the man's attention. As his intentions become clear and his manner menacing, Nancy escapes the would-be molester by forcing him to chase her through the forest. Overcome by exhaustion from the chase, the man collapses and Nancy leaves, confused yet triumphant. Returning home to her shrill, hectoring mother, Nancy says nothing of her experience, knowing instinctively that her own vigilance and cunning are her only protection against the world's random dangers.—Lara Fitzgerald
Original Title: Small Avalanches
Director: Lara Fitzgerald
Writer: Lara Fitzgerald , Joyce Carol Oates
Producer: Howard Fraiberg
Type: movie
Year: 2006
Genres: Short, Thriller
Cast: Max Vendrig , David Keeley , Ron Lea , Sheila McCarthy
Runtimes: 22
Countries: Canada
Languages: English
Color Info: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Sound Mix: Stereo::(RCA Sound System)
Rating: 7.8
Votes: 12
Year: 2006
Cinematographer: Mark Caswell
Producer: Howard Fraiberg
Box Office: CAD75,000 (estimated)
Editor: Michele Francis
Camera and Electrical Department: Greg A. Sager