The inaugural version of FILM FEST KNOX, set to happen in Knoxville this 12 months from November 9 to 12, has introduced the six titles that might be featured in its American Regional Film Competition part, designed to spotlight work produced outdoors of New York and Los Angeles, together with the sophomore directorial characteristic by 25 New Face of Film Graham Swon.
An Evening Song (for 3 voices) (Dir. Graham Swon)
86 minutes – Drama
In the Nineteen Thirties a former child-prodigy author strikes to the countryside together with her pulp-fiction scribe husband the place they grow to be entwined in a love triangle with their non secular housekeeper. The second narrative characteristic by Swon, winner of the 2023 Indie Spirit John Cassavetes Award. Shot in Fairfield and Bentonsport, Iowa. Starring Hannah Gross (Joker, Mindhunter), Deragh Campbell (MS Slavic 7, Anne at 13,000 Ft.), and Peter Vack (Bully, Send).
Kick Me (Dir. Gary Huggins)
86 minutes – Comedy, Action, Horror
A nightmare comedy a few faculty counselor whose compassion, generosity, and dedication destroy the lives of everybody round him. Winner of Best Feature on the Kanazawa (Japan) and Fantaspoa (Brazil) Film Fests. Shot in Kansas City, Kansas. Starring Santiago Vasquez, Matthew Stathas and Josh Fadem (Better Call Saul, Twin Peaks: The Return).
Lousy Carter (Dir. Bob Byington)
80 minutes – Comedy
A literature professor assesses a troubling medical prognosis. Nominee for the Golden Leopard Award for Best Film on the 2023 Locarno International Film Festival. Shot in Austin, Texas. Starring David Krumholtz (Oppenheimer, The Deuce), Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks, Silicon Valley), and Stephen Root (Office Space, King of the Hill).
Mountains (Dir. Monica Sorelle)
95 minutes – Drama
While in search of a brand new residence for his household, a Haitian demolition employee is confronted with the realities of redevelopment as he’s tasked with dismantling his quickly gentrifying Miami neighborhood. Winner of the Special Jury Mention U.S. Narrative Feature and nominee for the Founders Award Best U.S. Narrative Feature on the 2023 Tribeca Festival. Shot in Miami, Florida. Starring Atibon Nazaire, Sheila Anozier, and Chris Renois.
Peak Season (Dir. Steven Kanter and Henry Loevner)
84 minutes – Comedy, Drama, Romance
An emotionally adrift younger lady forges an surprising friendship with a wilderness information when she and her fiancé take a summer season vacation. A Narrative Spotlight choice on the 2023 South by Southwest Film Festival. Shot in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Starring Claudia Restrepo (The End of Us), Derrick Joseph DeBlasis, and Ben Coleman.
Somewhere Quiet (Dir. Olivia West Lloyd)
98 minutes – Thriller
Follows a girl as she readjusts to normalcy after a kidnapping. Her sense of actuality begins to deteriorate when she travels to her husband’s household compound. Nominee for the Founders Award Best U.S. Narrative Feature on the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival. Shot in Cotuit, Massachusetts. Starring Jennifer Kim (The Bourne Legacy, Mozart within the Jungle), Kentucker Audley (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Her Smell), and Marin Ireland (Hell or High Water, Light from Light).
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