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The Poker House

Rating:R (for language, and disturbing content involving a minor including rape, sexual content and drug/alcohol abuse)
Release Date:July 17, 2009
Running time:93 minutes
Cast:Jennifer Lawrence, Chloë Grace Moretz, Joey Bicicchi, Selma Blair, Anthony Brawner
Director:Lori Petty
Writer:David Alan Grier, Lori Petty
Distributor:Phase 4 Films

Description: The film is a riveting portrait of poor, small town life in Iowa, circa 1976; reviving the sprit of Marvin Gaye, seedy bars, and the ever present allure of illicit activities and substances. Agnes, the oldest of three sisters lives with her drug addicted mother in the 'Poker House' - a brothel, drug Mecca and gambling oasis for local squatters.

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