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Janet Planet

Janet Planet

Janet Planet

Dir. Annie Baker
113 min

Starts June 28

MSPIFF43 Official Selection

In rural Western Massachusetts, 11-year-old Lacy spends the summer of 1991 at home, enthralled by her own imagination and the attention of her mother, Janet. As the months pass, three visitors enter their orbit, all captivated by Janet and her spellbinding nature. In her solitary moments, Lacy inhabits an inner world so extraordinarily detailed that it begins to seep into the outside world. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker captures a child's experience of time passing, and the ineffability of a daughter falling out of love with her mother, in this singularly sublime film debut.

Film Details

Program: New Releases
Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 113 min
Country/Region: USA
Rating: PG-13
Language: English
Print Source: A24
Tags: Coming-of-Age, Drama, Women Directors


Director: Annie Baker
Producer: Dan Janvey, Derrick Tseng, Annie Baker, Andrew Goldman
Cinematographer: Maria von Hausswolff
Screenwriter: Annie Baker
Editor: Lucian Johnston
Principal Cast: Julianne Nicholson, Zoe Ziegler, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Sophie Okonedo