As Far As the Eye Can See
$12 General Admission
** Director in attendance! **
Screening is preceded at 6:00pm by Making A Scene with David Franklin, a scene dissection workshop where David will discuss scene mechanics, blocking for camera, working with actors, and sound design. RSVP here or read a Q&A with David on the NWFF blog.
Jack Ridge (Jason London, Dazed and Confused) is stuck, 40 years old, living on a North Texas farm he has let go to seed. In the land of Van Cliburn, where classical piano holds pride of place, Jack is a former prodigy who has withdrawn to his family’s land.
His wife (Jenni Tooley, Boyhood) has left him, and the week of the annual county piano competition he punches his fist into a wall, threatening to derail his performance and burn his last remaining bridge to the town he grew up in.
When the local corporate farm ratchets up the pressure on him to sell his land, his only allies are Phillip (Danny Mora, McFarland, USA), the cantankerous, elderly owner of the local Mexican restaurant and Alyssa (Jasmine Skloss-Harrison), a teenage spitfire with dreams of being a farmer. Jack Ridge is living in the past, but the future is coming for him.
“… the quietly captivating feature directorial debut of local filmmaker David Franklin, is about the long shadow cast by past glories, as well as the necessity—and the often-scary uncertainty—of moving forward.” – Tony Kay, CityArts