Jimmy (Ed Harris), a small-town reporter, wrestles with his conscience as he takes a bribe from a corrupt county commissioner (Richard Jordan) intent on developing a local nature preserve and falls for his best friend’s widow (Blair Brown), who’s committed to protecting that land. This character-driven drama finds the conflicted journalist also faced with the challenge of looking after his terminally ill wife, who draws closer to death each day.
Victor Nunez has been called a national treasure of regional independent filmmaking. A visionary writer, director, cinematographer and producer, Nunez’s gripping work fuses character and place in portraits of his home state of Florida.
Nunez’s best-known films include Gal Young ‘un (1979); A Flash of Green (1984); Ruby in Paradise (1993) and Ulee’s Gold (1997). His work has twice earned the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and three times Director’s Fortnight Recognition at the Cannes Film Festival. Since 2007 he has been a professor in Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture, Television, and Recording Arts.
Nunez was born in New York City to parents who were both artists. In the 1940s, his mother graduated from New Orleans’ Sophie Newcomb College with a degree in art before enrolling at New York’s Columbia University. There she met and soon married a Peruvian-born painter who had come to Columbia on a Fulbright Fellowship. In 1945, Victor was… read more