The spirits of The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction collide in this slow-paced, melancholy indie drama from first-timer Lance Edmands. Raw performances, calm cinematography, and a quiet, meandering score. An impressive debut. Wonderful to see "regional" cinema getting popular.
Beautifully sad.. an emotional feature. It's one of those indies that doesn't mess with your tear ducts, but hits you hard. Instantly letting you feel the gravity of its characters emotions without making a wreck out of you. Its remarkable performances makes up for the story's short runtime. Here's a story about a grave yet honest mistake, an incident that can happen to anyone, a drama we can all reflect on.
FNC '13 Solid American indie shot in upstate Maine concerning the death of a child left behind overnight on a school bus and its ramifications on the families of the child and the bus driver.Nice to see Amy Morton with a part she can chew into again but its Louisa Krause who is the real find here with a searing portrayal of a young mother out of her depth. Solid work from Meade and Martindale help sell the melodrama.