Seemingly based on an ordinary "B-movie" storyline, Lorelei in fact touches on some of the great and archaic mythologies that haunt us. Every character is transformed in gentle but powerful ways through a reluctant but irresistible bonding. The movie also calls us to reform our society from the ground-up by investing resources in places where despair, anger, ugliness and despotic neglect have made it all but impossible to flourish. In a subtle allusion to the movie El Norte, it is those of us who flee the devastated and devastating "heartland" who reach the promised land (LA) and who rediscover hope, freedom, beauty. Sabrina Doyle brilliantly suggests that this rediscovery involves reconnecting with the sea, the fluid, the vulnerable, tthe magic, the feminine and the maternal. May her insight carry us forward.