Little Birds

Synopsis: Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Elgin James
Production: Millenium Entertainment
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

My best friend Lily

thought she was drowning.

Drowning in the Salton Sea.

Even though the water was

tau polluted to step foot in

and left everything in our

town either dying or dead.


Are you okay?


Lily was determined

to never let it get her.

I'll see you later, okay'?

Hey, Aunt Bonnie!

Good morning.

You're like a f***ing tornado, kid.

You know that'?

There's my poor little cousin.

You're late.

Did you get my cigs'?


These come open now'?

Hey, handsome.

Shh. Shh.

You trying to burp him

or break his neck?

God, I really can't

do anything right today.

Well, I don't want him ending

up with shaken kid syndrome.

I might be

doing him a favor.

What does that mean'?


You want this'?


Yeah, yum.

Look at the cartoons.

What's happening?

Look, he's thinking

about a bird.

He's flying like a bird.

Can you do that'?

Wham Lily.

Get off your ass and grab

your uncle's Epsom salts.

I got to go help out

your mama, little one.


You wanna hand me the salt'?


Hogan says the fish

don't die from pollution,

because when the algae blooms,

it sucks up all the oxygen.

And then the fish suffocate.

That's boring.

I don't think so.

You're such a baby.

I'm two months

older than you.

The train's coming.

Come on.

What are you doing?

Is baby scared'?

Do you want mommy

to sing you your song'?

Cut it out.

Hush little baby,

don't say-

Stop it!

Come here.


Mommy's gonna buy you a

mockingbird Cut it out.

And if that

mockingbird don't sing

mommy's gonna

buy you a...?

Lily, is that you?


Oh, hey, Ali, how are you'?


Ifs Alison, Mom. We're not,

like, five years old anymore.

I didn't realize you guys were so grown up

now. She's staying for dinner too.

Oh, actually, I was gonna

go cook my dad dinner.

Oh, how is your dad'?

Oh, he's good.

He found some copper wire...

Have you seen my black pumps?

Are they up your ass'?

No, Lily, I don't believe

they are up my ass.

You're such a spazz.

You interrupted Alison.

I'm sorry, Ali.

That's fine.

It's Alison, Mom.

Alison. Your dad

found some wires?

I was just trying to say he's good.

Same as always.

That's good. Well, tell

him I say hi. Yeah.

Was that so hard'?

Since when did you

become Miss Manners'?

For once someone's gotta

be civilized in this house.

Why don't you

help me find my shoes?

So I'm going to go meet

some friends at the bar.

And don't forget, we have your

appointment tomorrow. F***.

And we can't cancel

because I lose money

every time we don't

cancel 24 hours in advance.

It's such a waste

of time, Mom.

Don't say that.

You need to talk to someone, kiddo.

You need to.

And you're surely

not talking to me.

I talk to you every day.

I just want to understand

why you did it.

Did what, Mother'?

You know what.

I'm sorry, Mother,

but I surely don't.

Why did you

out your leg'?

I was shaving.

I guess I'm just

not that good at it yet.

Okay, your appointment

is tomorrow at 10.

I got you something'.


Ifs in your room.


Hey! Does this look okay'?

I have to get ready.

Can you give me some space to

f***ing pee by myself, please?

You know, stop saying the word

"f***" so much. You sound...

Well, then will you

give me some privacy, Mom'?

I'm just asking,

does this look cute'?

I don't know. I don't know.

Does this dress look cute'?

You look old!

You should

take down your hair.

You seem bored.

I don't understand

why I'm being punished.

What makes you think

you're being punished?

I'm here, aren't I'?

Well, what would

you rather be doing

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Elgin James

Elgin James is a filmmaker, musician and a former member of Friends Stand United (FSU), a Boston, Massachusetts area group in the early 1990s. FSU has been classified by several law enforcement agencies as a gang. more…

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