A sleepy, humid Florida beach town. Sherry is an up-and-coming rock singer-songwriter with a hard-living Janis Joplin-like reputation. Owen is a young music journalist looking for a big story. He’s been assigned to write his next piece on Sherry’s first break-out radio hit. When their paths cross, it soon becomes clear that Sherry and Owen have much more in common than a passion for music: they also share a terrible secret both have been running from for most of their lives. Now it is time to unravel the terrifying silence and tell the truth, if they dare. Drawing from personal experience, Allison Anders brings an achingly true story about the far-reaching consequences of rape and the dangers of keeping quiet. –KVIFF
Allison Anders (born November 16, 1954) is an American film and television director. Anders has directed many independent films, on which she frequently collaborates with fellow UCLA film school graduate Kurt Voss.
According to an article in Creative a series of adventures that often ended in jails and foster homes—experiences she credits with giving her raw inspiration for her cinematic portraits of rural Americans." At eighteen, she moved to England, then returned to Los Angeles to raise her first child. She attended the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television and was granted a Nicholl Fellowship by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her screenplay “Lost Highway” (unrelated to the David Lynch film of the same title) also earned her a Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award.
Her first film effort co-written and co-directed by Kurt Voss and Dean Lent was the punk music-heavy Border Radio, which was nominated for Best Feature of 1989 by the Independent Feature Project… read more