Palm Trees and Power Lines

Jamie Dack, USA 2022, 110’
Polish premiere
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A hit at the latest Sundance festival. A well-written and acted (amazing debut by young Lily McInerny) story of a teenager who falls into a trap set by a much older man. Jamie Dack finds a way to offer a fascinating reinterpretation of a typical coming-of-age story.

A good filmmaker doesn’t just stage a scene. He or she creates a  space (temporal, emotional, psychological, suspenseful). When that happens, we’re no longer just watching the characters — we’re drawn right into that space, until we’re almost floating in it, in sync with the characters’ identities and interactions, their minds and heartbeats. That’s the kind of meditative absorption that Jamie Dack, the director and co-writer of "Palm Trees and Power Lines" creates.

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Magdalena Maksimiuk


  • Sundance FF 2022 – U.S. Dramatic Directing Award
  • Deauville FF 2022 – Jury Prize

Jamie Dack

Jamie Dack is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Her short film Palm Trees and Power Lines premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival as a Cinéfondation selection. Her debut feature film by the same name, co-written with Audrey Findlay, was released in 2022. She was a 2020 Film Independent Fast Track Fellow and was selected for Panavision’s New Filmmaker Program.


2016 Penny & Dee (documentary short)

2016 Horizon Diner (short)

2018 Palm Trees and Power Lines (short)

2022 Palmy i słupy / Palm Trees and Power Lines

Cast & Crew

director Jamie Dack
screenplay Jamie Dack, Audrey Findlay
cinematography Chananun Chotrungroj
editing Christopher Radcliff
music Mikaila Simmons
cast Lily McInerny, Gretchen Mol, Emily Jackson, Jonathan Tucker, Quinn Frankel
producer Leah Chen Baker, Jamie Dack
production Fiesta Island Films, Neon Heart Productions
sales FilmConstellation
language English
coloration colour
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