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  • Twelve Angry Men meets Silkwood in a suspenseful feature inspired by true stories, starring Lucie Arnaz (The Jazz Singer) and Elisabeth Moss (Girl Interrupted, Madmen). A young man testifies against his mother for killing the father with secondhand smoke. Inspired by documented cases, "Smoking Non Smoking" weaves together the jury's cinema verite style deliberation, provocative courtroom testimony, flashbacks and the family's intimate home movies. An ambitious Assistant District Attorney (Carlos Leon, "The Big Lebowski," "The Woodsman" ) prosecutes a wife and mother (Lucie Arnaz) for murder after her forty-seven year-old husband dies of lung cancer. Their twenty-four year-old son decides to testify against her. At first, this appears to be a ridiculous case, but one juror's doubts (Jennifer McCabe) and inspirations - a student of hers (Elisabeth Moss) force the jury into an intriguing, emotional and complicated choice regarding addiction, loyalty and individual responsibility.

  • The Pack brings to the forefront the complexities and anguish of how any of us can get caught in the cultural and legal shift of our nation. The question The Pack catches us all with is: "What if your behavior was legally accepted for dozens of years and all of a sudden it came into question?" In a hand-picked case, an ambitious Assistant District Attorney (Carlos Leon) prosecutes a wife and mother (Lucie Arnaz) for three counts of murder after her forty-seven year old husband (Scott Bryce) dies of lung cancer from allegedly breathing her second-hand smoke for thirty years. Mourning the loss of his father, their twenty-four year old son (Ryan Homchick) decides to testify against his mother. At first, the jury struggles with what appears to be a ridiculous case, but one juror's doubts forces the jury into an intriguing, emotional and complicated choice regarding addiction, loyalty and individual responsibility.


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  • The Pack is powerful story about a young man who is prosecuting his mother for killing his father via her second-hand smoke. Legally plausible, the story brings to the forefront the complexities and anguish of how any of us can get caught in the cultural and legal shift of our nation.

    The Pack brings to the forefront the complexities and anguish of how any of us can get caught in the cultural and legal shift of our nation. The question The Pack catches us all with is: "What if your behavior was legally accepted for dozens of years and all of a sudden it came into question?" In a hand-picked case, an ambitious Assistant District Attorney (Carlos Leon) prosecutes a wife and mother (Lucie Arnaz) for three counts of murder after her forty-seven year old husband (Scott Bryce) dies of lung cancer from allegedly breathing her second-hand smoke for thirty years. Mourning the loss of his father, their twenty-four year old son (Ryan Homchick) decides to testify against his mother. At first, the jury struggles with what appears to be a ridiculous case, but one juror's doubts forces the jury into an intriguing, emotional and complicated choice regarding addiction, loyalty and individual responsibility.

    The Pack is an award-winning feature film that was accepted into the Tribeca Film Festival and consequently played in many US film festivals, garnering awards and critical recognition. It was released theatrically in the US and now is available for worldwide digital rights for HD Distribution.

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