Awards Ceremony & Double-Feature
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Directed by Matthew Gordon
Award Ceremony Double Feature (with 5 Shells).
Q & A with Director Matthew Gordon and stars William Ruffin & John Alex Nunnery following the screening.
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.
Filmed on location in the Mississippi Delta town of Glen Allan, MS with all non-actors from the region, The Dynamiter is a story of family in the forgotten America, uncompromisingly told by the very people who live it everyday.
Directed by Paul Myers
(2nd film of the Awards Ceremony Double-Feature)
Q & A with Director Paul Myers, Producer Victoria Lubomski and star Kelsey Hutton following the screening.
When their parents are brutally murdered by bandits, two young girls, Matti and Joslyn, are left completely alone in a world destroyed by a financial meltdown. With the weight of responsibility on her shoulders and a shotgun in hand, Matti decides they must find a new home.
Walking across a vast wasteland, far from the ruins of a society crumbled under the hubris of unchecked financial ringmasters, Matti becomes withdrawn, unable to deal with the tragedy of her loss. Yearning for some normalcy, Joslyn begs her sister to read to her from her favorite book, “The Wonderful Wizard of
Oz.” Where Joslyn needs the comfort found in the pages once read to her by her father, the imagery conjured up by the story begins to infect Matti’s dreams.
Complicating matters are two nomads they come upon. Armed with a smile Frank, the elder of the two, puts Joslyn at ease, but in him Matti senses a core of menace. Tensions rise as Matti finds herself on the outside, leaving her life changed forever.