A vivid look at the shattering of a family tainted by a tragic legacy.

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Directed By: Rachel Lambert
2017 / 95 mins.


Expected Guest: Director, Co-Writer Rachel Lambert


2016 / USA / Narrative

Andrew returns to rural Kentucky where his family, fragmented and haunted, carry the stigma of a murder his brother committed twenty years ago. Redemption and responsibility slowly burn between family members leading up to the possibility of his brother’s parole. Rachel Lambert’s wildly cinematic film takes the intensity of family drama and infuses it with her own strong point of view, a startling narrative debut that feels as fresh as it does rooted in Hollywood tradition. Starring Michael Abbott Jr. (MUD) in an Oscar worthy performance as tormented Andrew and produced by Jeff Nichols (MIDNIGHT SPECIAL), the film is a moody Southern Gothic taking on the secrets hidden behind every slammed door in the night.


Rachel Lambert

Director, Co-Writer

Rachel Lambert received a BFA from Boston University, with further education at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She has also worked as Sales Coordinator at Hanway films, directed the 2016 documentary MOM JOVI and co-founded NYC based Distiller Films with her husband Nathan Gregorski.





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