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LAist Interview: Lori Petty

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Selma Blair stars in Lori Petty's 'The Poker House' | 'Photo courtesy of The Poker House

In The Poker House actor Lori Petty slides into the director's chair and delivers a searing autobiographical portrait of three young sisters living on the margins. With a mother strung out on drugs, a father figure who is a pimp and a house filled with gamblers, crooks and johns, Agnes lives a tragic and turbulent life. The film explores one day in that life to see how--despite all the apparent difficulties--a family can remain bonded in love.

LAist had a chance to speak with Lori the day after The Poker House premiered at the LA Film Festival. The Poker House screens again today at 4:30pm at the Landmark and again on Wednesday, June 25th at 7:00pm at Majestic Crest Theatre. Petty and several cast members will be on-hand after the screenings for a Q & A. Tickets to both screenings can be found here.

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