30 November 2012 8:50 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The ever dependable Robert Carlyle, usually relegated to playing a supporting character, gets a chance to show off his leading-man chops in the indie "California Solo," a recent best-narrative-feature winner at the Woostock Film Festival. In the drama from Marshall Lewy ("Blue State"), Carlyle plays Lachlan MacAldonich, a washed-up, middle-aged rocker who is working on an organic farm, mostly with undocumented Mexican workers. One night, Lachlan gets pulled over while driving drunk and a prior drug offense puts him in danger of being deported. In a last-ditch effort, Lachlan must prove that his deportation would cause extreme hardship to a spouse or relative who is a U.S. citizen, forcing him to reach out to his estranged family to get them on his side. Below Lewy shares a scene from the film with Indiewire. Strand Releasing opens "Califonia Solo" Friday, November 30. _______________________________________ "California Solo" »


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