In the wake of his daughter's death, a troubled musician seeks out an experimental therapist to turn his life around. When the therapist calls for him to leave everything behind and take on... See full summary »
In the wake of his daughter's death, a troubled musician seeks out an experimental therapist to turn his life around. When the therapist calls for him to leave everything behind and take on a new identity, the musician realizes his new life isn't what it seems and his therapist is using patients to commit vigilante crimes. After eight years as a criminal, he sneaks back to visit the life he left behind. Written by
Actor Jack Lee was originally meant to appear in the train station scene at the end of the movie but was unavailable due to a scheduling conflict with another project. Several scenes had to be rewritten to expand Karl's storyline and increase the emotional impact of the final moments between Jimmy and Karl. See more »
You always want to leave things better than you found them. The trick is to know when to walk away.
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I saw this stunning film at the Breckenridge Film Festival, where it garnered well-deserved praise and awards.
The story involves choices... and consequences. Each step taken by the main character leads him further into a world he (and we) don't understand. Gorgeous cinematography and deft editing seduce us into his dark reality. Clarity comes in lightening flashes. Directors Ben Foster and Mark Dennis attack an intriguing "what if" scenario with jaw-dropping originality.
The visually arresting wild ride is enhanced by outstanding music. (The Breckenridge Festival jury was sufficiently impressed by Billy Harvey's song, "Greatest Escape", to create a special award in its honor).
I'm looking forward to a wider release of "Strings", because I can't wait to tell people: go see it!
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