Necessity is the mother of invention. In the weeks leading up to Christmas 1977, Maryanne Kinkade has fallen behind in her mortgage payments and is about to lose her small house in Placerville, a town in California's gold country in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Her son Thom, who attends art school and is in his 20s, determines to make the transition from amateur to professional painter to help save the family's home. He seeks advice from an aging mentor.
Love is the brightest light of all.
Did You Know?
In the scene where Thomas (Jared padalecki) is crying, Peter O'Toole had to reel him in after the take because Jared couldn't stop crying. He told him, "stop that. These are Thomas's tears, not Jared's." See more
In the Hangtown Saloon, the pianist's hands are nearly motionless as he plays the blues. See more
You managed to put Humpty Dumpty back together again.
Inspired by true events See more
Written by Joseph Mohr
and Franz Xaver Gruber
Performed by Coastal Sound Music Academy Society See more