Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates and Joan Allen unite in BONNEVILLE, the story of three friends who set out on an unexpected road trip that will change their lives forever.
After twenty years of marriage, Arvilla Holden (Two Time Academy Award® Winner Lange) has just lost her husband, Joe – and she’s about to lose her house as her stepdaughter Francine (Christine Baranski) forces her to choose between her home and keeping her promise to Joe.
Convinced she has no choice but to give in to Francine’s plan, Arvilla sets off from Pocatello Idaho with her best friends Margene and Carol along for the ride (Academy Award® Winner Bates and Academy Award® Nominee Allen).
Her friends are surprised when Arvilla picks them up in Joe’s vintage ’66 Bonneville convertible. And they’re shocked when Arvilla cruises right past the airport, abandoning plane tickets to Santa Barbara in favor of a road trip across the great American West.
As they detour to spots like Bryce Canyon and Las Vegas, it doesn’t take long for the women to realize Arvilla has something unexpected in store. But what none of them realize is that what began as a trip to deliver “Joe” will end up becoming a chance to rediscover themselves, their friendship, the importance of promises – and of letting go.
Also starring Tom Skerritt, BONNEVILLE unites three of the most acclaimed actresses of our time in a story that celebrates fun, adventure and living life to the fullest.
Christopher N. Rowley
A native of Los Angeles, Christopher N. Rowley entered the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television having earned degrees in Architecture (BARCH) and Business (MBA). His education and international business experience afforded Christopher the opportunity to pursue a lifelong dream of filmmaking. By the time he graduated from USC with his Master of Fine Arts in 2002, Chris had written, produced and directed several films of significant merit: the short film LEGACY (1999) and documentary short FIERCE (2000). Mr. Rowley wrote and directed Drop of Water’s first short film: THE REMEMBERING MOVIES (2002). Screening in festivals worldwide, the short won the CINE Golden Eagle Award and various awards for Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Editing and Best Ensemble Cast at Breckenridge, Columbus, Valencia, the Hollywood Student Film Festival and the ARPA International Film Festival.