Cole Freeman maintains an uneasy equilibrium in his rural Appalachian town, looking after the old and infirm in the community while selling their excess painkillers to local addicts to help make ends meet. When his old friend Terry Rose returns with plans that threaten to upend the fragile balance Cole has crafted, his world and identity are thrown into disarray. Faced with an impossible set of choices and increasing pressure from all sides, Cole is forced to take action to save everything and everyone he loves. Adaptation of the homonym book written by Carter Sickels.
Presented at Sundance and Rotterdam film festivals.
Andrew Hafitz, Joseph Krings
Michael Krassner, Tim Rutili, Boxhead Ensemble
Philip Ettinger, Stacy Martin, Cosmo Jarvis, Michael Trotter, Kerry Bishé
Lucas Joaquin, Braden King, Derrick Tseng
Secret Engine, Truckstop Media
Born in the United States in 1971. He has directed commercials and music videos for artists such as Sonic Youth, Cat Power and Yo La Tengo. With Laura Moya, King co-directed the documentary Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks its Back (1998). He has also directed the documentaries Looking for a Thrill: An Anthology of Inspiration (2005) and Homeland: The Story of the Lark (2010), about the artist Laurie Anderson. His first fictional feature film, Here (2011, 35th Mostra), was awarded at Sundance and Berlin