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A decade after a tragic event, Jacob decides to return home to his small southern roots, only to find that the past is not really the past and that people may change but they never forget. Can you ever really go home?


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Walters ...
Catherine Elizabeth Connelly ...
T. Lynn Mikeska ...
Daniel Lee Perea ...
Hotel Clerk (as Daniel Lee)
Daniel Morrow ...
Bread customer
Katy Cox ...
Patrick's Customer
Jessica Mayes ...
Patrick's Customer - Laundromat customer
Patrick's Customer
Mrs. Willows (scenes deleted)


Ten years after leaving his small southern town following a tragic event, Jacob decides that returning home might help him find the closure he's sought after for years. In a decaying town that time has forgotten, the past is never really the past and rumors and truth tend to blur together. The sad, unforgotten consequences of that one fateful night have forever altered their community and those he left behind. Haddy, who has spent her life in the shadows and whispers of her father's sins, is the only one brave enough to reach out to him. When Jacob returns, his mother Connie, best friend Tyler, and the girl he tragically left in his wake, Kristen, find themselves intertwined once again. His unexpected homecoming causes them all to face old ghosts, whether they're willing to or not. For Haddy, their lives act as a mirror to her own buried needs. She must face up to the reality that the small town she once loved may not be her future while Jacob searches for his way home again. Written by Melanie Addington

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People change but they don't forget.







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10 February 2011 (USA)  »

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$125,000 (estimated)

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Paint Me a Picture, Tell Me A Story
22 February 2011 | by (Oxford, MS) – See all my reviews

When you look at movies filmed in North Mississippi, you're not looking at much. No film has gone out of it's way to capture the Gothic that is very much still alive in the dying towns of the South and the fascinating people who cling to them in this particular way. With only a handful of movies shot in this region, none have really taken the small town conflict to this level in a full length film, either. There is a lot to explore here; I dare you to watch this and NOT feel something. And really, the cinematography is gorgeous.

In recent memory living in this area, we've seen the filming of The Cookies Fortune, A Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, The Help, The People vs Larry Flynt, and a few notable others.

But not since Intruder in the Dust (1949, and based on Faulkner's book) has a movie taken the kitsch and comedy out of Mississippi and put it on hold while the grit gets the forefront. Subject matter is strong here, the acting is authentic while the dialogue toys with the southern accent and prose of the English language better than it's given credit for. This film, I have no doubt, will be making it's rounds at quite a few festivals soon and will be well received. Don't miss an opportunity to see it if you get the chance.

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