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Seth is a youth with artistic leanings, a fascination with Black pop culture, and a dead-end life in an Adirondack village. He's alternatively sensitive and brutal with Kristen, who wants a... See full summary »

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... Seth Carlson
... Knowledge Johnson
Murphy Guyer ... Sheriff Mott
Graham Alex Johnson ... Peter Carlson
Heather Gottlieb ... Kristen Mott
... Marty
Maureen Shannon ... Francine
... Sally Carlson
Eric Granger ... Police Officer
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Seth is a youth with artistic leanings, a fascination with Black pop culture, and a dead-end life in an Adirondack village. He's alternatively sensitive and brutal with Kristen, who wants a sexual relationship that he explosively rejects. Late one night, as he's closing the cafe where he works, a young Black man attempts to rob him at gun point but faints from illness. Seth takes the man, Knowledge, an escapee from a nearby prison, to a family cabin where he nurses him and they begin a tentative friendship. When the sheriff learns of Seth's harboring a fugitive, a confrontation looms. Relationships between fathers and their children dominate the subplots. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Possibly the best movie I've ever seen.
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At the end of this movie I sat in silence absorbing the impact of the movie. Although I have only seen the movie once, back in 1996, it still stays with me. It is a story that is beautifully filmed and very well told. It is impossible to describe the details of this movie other than to say that it struck me as very true to life.


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