We Are The Littletons (2004)



We Are The Littletons presents a tangled web of found objects,intercepted correspondences, reenactments and total fabrications centered around Eve Littleton, an artist with “movie star good looks” who was mysteriously banished from her postcard-perfect American family.

Penny Lane spent a year in Eve’s former bedroom, poring through the detritus of her life in the Littleton family. A true story with forged signatures, We Are The Littletons is about what’s outside the margins of the American Dream, the people and memories that get removed from the family photos and erased from the records. It is also about their persistent struggle to come home, welcome or not.

Additional camera and sound: Troy Pohl, Jesse Stiles
Starring Penny Lane and Caren Canier
Produced at iEAR Studios, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY


PANORIMICA, Ruffino Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City (2006)
Official Selection, Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle WA (2005)
Official Selection, San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco CA (2005)
Second Prize, “Best Narrative Short,” Athens International Film Festival Athens OH (2005)
Women in the Director’s Chair, Chicago IL (2005)
VIDEO_DUMBO, DUMBO Arts Center, Brooklyn NY (2005)
hi/lo Film Festival, Oakland CA (2005)
First Prize, Bryant University Student Film/Video Festival, Providence RI (2004)
Best True Story, Luksuz Cheap Film Festival, Slovenia (2004)
Official Selection , 3rd International Show of Video Art at Alcoi, Valencia, Spain (2004)
New Filmmakers Series, Anthology Film Archives, NYC (2004)
LadyFest Bay Area, San Francisco, CA (2004)
Emerging Filmmakers, Little Theater, Rochester NY (2004)

“As Penny explores her way through the remnants of Eve’s life through the bits and pieces of her saved throughout the house by her father, the pieces of this family’s story – sadly, probably not an entirely atypically tale of heartache wrought by intolerance – come together into a revealing conclusion.”
-Kim Voyner, Cinematical.com (6/11/05)

“Penny Lane creates a pseudo-documentary centered around a Lynchian letter exchange that speaks about the pitfalls of cinematic formula.”
-Caroline Shepard, New York Press (7/27/05)