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Film Review: ‘The Ocean of Helena Lee’

May 12, 2015

Musician and photographer Jim Akin’s second feature, “The Ocean of Helena Lee,” finds its titular 12-year-old heroine pondering the meaning of life amid the nonstop spectacle of Venice Beach culture, while living with a widowed father who’s not much more reliable than a beach bum himself. This plotless reverie is easy to admire texturally, including […]

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