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When two filmmakers from NYC arrive in Welch for a project, they gave Lori just the right amount of confidence to taker her artistic talent to another level. After Lori receives this positive feedback on her art, her and Jeanette stay up all night working on a plan. The two sisters decide that after Lori graduates she will move to New York and settle in. After she's settled in, Jeanette will come shortly after. Jeanette buys a piggy bank and puts all of her savings in it. Jeannette, Lori, and Brian spend the next few months doing everything in their power to earn money for NYC. They finally feel like they can escape their twisted lives in Welch for once and for all. One morning, Rex arrives home in a shiny gold Cadillac Coupe DeVille. He tells his family that he had one hell of a good poker game and bought the car with the money won. His children wondered if that money could've ever gone to a new toilet or some new clothes. After this, the girls were destined to make it out of Welch as soon as possible.

Storyboard Text

  • Who are these two guys?
  • Wow! That is incredible.
  • NYC is like Oz!
  • One day two filmmakers from New York, Ken Fink and Bob Gross, show up in Welch, WV to bring cultural uplift to rural Appalachia.
  • " Lori would leave by herself for New York in June, after she graduated" (Walls 141).
  • Lori shows Ken and Bob her outstanding paintings. They inform her that if she's serious about art, then she needs to head to New York.
  • Jeanette and Lori stayed up that night talking about life in the Big Apple.  They questioned what it would be like living in such a big city.
  • "That there caddy, strikes me as Elvis!" (Walls 142).
  • The two sisters made a plan for New York.  They would save money in their piggy bank named Oz. Lori would settle down in New York first and wait for Jeanette.
  • Lori made extra money crafting posters and selling them at school. Jeannette and Brian helped by babysitting, doing other kids homework, and being of service for landscaping.
  • One day Rex comes home with a brand new fancy car. The children are once again disappointed with their fathers selfish act. 
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