• Release Date: September 19, 2008
  • Run Time: 1 hr 33 min
  • Rating: R - a disturbing sexual assault of a young girl, and brief sexuality
  • Cast: Dakota Fanning, Cody Hanford, Piper Laurie
  • Director: Deborah Kampmeier
  • Genre: Art House/Foreign, Drama, Music/Performing Arts

Synopsis: Lewellen lives with her stern religious zealot grandmother, Grammie (Piper Laurie), but spends most of her time down the hill with her much-adored Daddy (David Morse) in his falling down shack. Daddy is wild and rough and brings home a beautiful but troubled woman (Robin Wright Penn) who has a mysterious history with him and comes and goes when his drink and abuse becomes too much for her. But while she's around, Lewellen’s longing heart reaches for her love. Lewellen is deeply talented and finds comfort and safety, as well as a place to put her hurt and rage, in the music of Elvis Presley. When Elvis Presley comes to town for a concert, Buddy tries to get Lewellen a ticket to his concert and arranges for her to do her Elvis impersonation for a local teenager in exchange for tickets. During the impersonation, the teenager attacks Lewellen and steals her innocence. It is only the caretaker Charles (Afemo Omilami) who can see the spirit in Lewellen and save her soul.