My debut feature-length film Palace will be available for public screenings after its October 2018 festival premiere. I can attend your screening (pending availability) to participate in a Q&A or foster informal discussion. Films are ideally viewed communally on the big screen, and Palace aims to provoke and inspire human discourse through community screenings, no matter the size.
Logline: The family-fractured lives of a stubborn auto-mechanic, a retired widower, and a repressed college student intertwine at a bar in rural Indiana.
Synopsis: Chris, a hardened auto-mechanic, hopes to inspire neo-alt-right rhetoric in his community. He avoids conflict with his girlfriend Kelly by wasting his weeknights at the local bar (in spite of his AA meetings), where Chuck plays the village sage. Chuck lives a prematurely retired life in a little room above a bar in rural Indiana. Hospital bills loom, as does his need to borrow money from his estranged daughter Emily living in Indianapolis. Every night he goes downstairs to drink amid oldies and newbies alike, such as Alexa, a college student. Alexa and her two friends want to get their music noticed, but struggle to find an audience for rap at their predominantly white Christian college. This cross-generational portrait of life in the cornfields examines familial dissociation, culture-clash, and the pursuit of music, back-dropped by the crackling soil of early spring-time Indiana.
Runtime: 95 minutes Genre: Drama
Featuring: Todd Bruno, Joe Martyn Ricke, Emily Sweet, Sara Bailey, Benjamin Byron Bethel, Morgan Morton, Ryan Maloney, Suzanne Sadler, Chase Crawford