Taglines: Hairstyles are temporary, but family is forever.
It’s 1982, and the Dicksons (Jim, Jeanne, and Aurelie) move (are the new-comers) to a southern town where all the girls long for Farrah Fawcett-type curls (to match their back-woods accents/ and love to talk hair./ and obsess over their hair.) Pre-teen AURELIE begs her parents for a permanent, (known outside the south as a perm) hoping for life-changing curly waves but when they take her to a Beauty School instead of a salon to save money, disaster ensues. A bored Student-Beautician accidentally sets the timer for too long, and the perm ends up destroying Aurelie’s already low-grade social life as well as her hair follicles. Aurelie is left as a gawky yet endearing young teenager trying to navigate junior high with what some kids call an afro, then throw things at her, from epithets to dodgeballs.
Permanent is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Colette Burson and stars Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson, Kira McLean, Nena Daniels, Devin Albert, Elainey Bass, Kearsten Bloomer, Jenna Brister, Owen Buckenmaier, Kim Cheek and Candy Dennis.
Directed by: Colette Burson
Starring: Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson, Kira McLean, Nena Daniels, Devin Albert, Elainey Bass, Kearsten Bloomer, Jenna Brister, Owen Buckenmaier, Kim Cheek, Candy Dennis
Screenplay by: Colette Burson
Production Design by: Christian Kastner
Cinematography by: Paula Huidobro
Film Editing by: Chris Plummer
Costume Design by: Sasha Long
Set Decoration by: Julia Dent
Music by: Craig Wedren
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude sexual references, language and thematic elements.
Distributed by: Magnolia Pictures
Release Date: December 15, 2017