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Directed by SJ Chiro

Washington 2017 79 mins.

Based on Clane Hayward’s memoir “The Hypocrisy of Disco,” Lane 1974 tells the true coming-of-age survival story of 13-year-old Lane, who lives on a Northern California commune with her hippie mother. Life is wild and free until her mother, a rebel and iconoclast, alienates them from the security and safety of the community land. Forced to move from one place to another, Lane witnesses her mother slowly discarding her siblings and those who remained close friends, until they are left alone. When Lane’s mother takes up with a new partner, Lane must make a choice on how to survive.

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.