Renowned actress Colleen West abandons her successful career for a secluded life in the hills. But the quiet and peace of mind she longed for is disrupted by the noisy construction of neighboring housing developments. Before long, Colleen discovers that she really can’t stand herself now that she has given up the only thing that she has ever truly been passionate about. As an alternative to isolation, she reluctantly befriends her jubilant, whimsical neighbor and reconnects with her estranged brother. Haunted by loneliness and past desires, Colleen begins to feel as if she has lived her life through the characters she has played on stage and screen. –Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Cam Archer (born 1982) is an American independent filmmaker and photographer residing in Santa Cruz, California. His feature debut, Wild Tigers I Have Known, premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The film was executive produced by American filmmaker Gus Van Sant, who had previously executive produced the documentary Tarnation. The film follows a 13-year old boy coming to terms with being gay, and was photographed by frequent Archer collaborator Aaron Platt, whose work earned a Best Cinematography nomination at the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards.
Archer has also directed numerous short films and music videos, including work for Xiu Xiu, Zero 7, Pantaleimon and Six Organs of Admittance. —Wikipedia
I saw this at Hamptons Film Fest '10 and had a filmgoing experience like no other. I loved this film but everyone and I mean EVERYONE else in the theater walked out before it was over. And the theater was packed going into the screening! Thank goodness no one associated with the film was at the screening.
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"Premiering at the Directors' Fortnight, Shit Year, Cam Archer's second feature (after 2006's mildly experimental gay coming-of-age tale