USA, 74 mins, Color (Adult Content, Language)
Director: Matthew Gordon Executive Producers: Casey Gordon, Todd Murphy, George K.D. Hopkins, Karthik Achar and Marianne Michallet Gordon Writer: Brad Ingelsby Cinematographer/Director of Photography: Jeffrey Waldron Editors: Kevin Abrams and Brando Boyd Cast: William Patrick Ruffin, John Alex Nunnery, Patrick Rutherford, Ciara McMillian, Lane Rodgers, Joyce Baldwin, Debra Toth, Braxton Gordon, Caleb Chambers, Casey Brown
It's another summer in Glen Allan, Mississippi for fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick. His wayward Mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to pass the days caring for his half-brother, Fess. But he's as hopeful as ever that his dream of a family will be realized this year. As Robbie and Fess burn the days together, Robbie's dream becomes closer than ever before. His older brother Lucas returns to the home and postcards begin to arrive from their Mother promising that she's better and that she'll return home soon. But Robbie knows the futility of keeping faith in promises. As the deep days and nights begin to pass without his mother's return and with the ever-present threat of social services closing in on the brothers, Robbie must face the fact that he may just lose the only family he's ever had: Fess.
PRECEDED BY SHORT FILM
STRANGE ONES, THE
U.S.A., 2010, 15 mins,
Directors: Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein