Jess + Moss 2011
Jess + Moss, Clay Jeter's unusually heartfelt film about two kids growing up in western Kentucky, is a film experience unlike any other. Almost all the cinematic rules are broken, and the results are somehow transcendent. Featuring two actors, very little dialogue and grainy footage, it would appear that Jeter’s film was more like home-video footage than a 2012 arthouse indie. This rawness and sparseness works wonders, creating a sense of reality and endearment.

Jess (Sarah Hagan) has already graduated high school, but she spends the summer like a child. Her mother has moved out, leaving behind promises that one day she’ll return. Her father is distant and perhaps violent. Her only friend is Moss (Austin Vickers), her younger first cousin who wiles away the summer days in the fields and abandoned houses of Kentucky. Together, these title characters find a world of their own, one where dreams collide with nightmares, where parents are only present in spirit, where anything seems possible. They are free and depressed, working through the two extremes in a split second.

DVD5 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:21:59 | 4.37 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none

Director: Clay Jeter
Cast: Sarah Hagan, Austin Vickers, Haley Strode
Country: USA
Genre: Drama

-- audio commentary by director Clay Jeter, actress Sarah Hagan, cinematographer Will Basanta, and editor Isaac Hagy
-- deleted and alternate scenes
-- behind the scenes featurette
-- production stills gallery
-- theatrical trailer

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