Thunder Road

Date

Monday, February 18

Venue

Vancity Theatre

Doors Open

5:30 PM

Show Time

6:30 PM
Show Details

Thunder Road follows Officer Arnaud on his journey to raise his young daughter as a love letter to his late Mom. A tragicomic portrait of a failing authority figure in the American South, the film will have you laughing and crying, often at the same time.

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YEAR: 2018

 

COUNTRY: USA

 

RUN TIME: 90 minutes

 

PREMIERE STATUS: Encore Presentation

 

GENRE: Comedy, Drama

 

DIRECTOR: Jim Cummings

 

PRODUCERS: Natalie Metzger, Zack Parker, Matt Miller, Benjamin Wiessner

 

SCREENWRITER: Jim Cummings

 

LEAD CAST: Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson, Jocelyn DeBoer, Macon Blair

CONTACT: V71 Entertainment

 

EMAIL: susan.curran@v71entertainment.com

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS:

 

• Winner, SXSW Grand Jury Award (Narrative Feature) – SXSW Film Festival 2018

• Winner, Grand Special Prize – Deauville Film Festival 2018

• Winner, Audience Award (Best Film) – Milan Film Festival 2018

• Winner, Prix de l’innovation – Montreal Festival of New Cinema 2018

• Winner, New Directors Competition (Best Film) – Nashville Film Festival 2018

• Winner, New American Cinema Competition – Seattle International Film Festival 2018

• Winner, Best Narrative Feature – Sidewalk Film Festival 2018

 

• Nominee, Gold Athena (Best Picture) – Athens International Film Festival 2018

• Nominee, Gold Bison (Best Feature Narrative) – Buffalo International Film Festival 2018

• Nominee, Grand Prize (Narrative Feature) – Heartland International Film Festival 2018

• Nominee, Louve d’Or – Montreal Festival of New Cinema 2018

• Nominee, CineVision Award (Best Film By An Emerging Director) – Munich Film Festival 2018

• Nominee, Golden Duke (International Competition) – Odessa International Film Festival 2018

• Nominee, Archie Award (Best First Feature) – Philadelphia Film Festival 2018

• Nominee, Golden Space Needle Award (Best Actor) – Seattle International Film Festival 2018

• Nominee, New Directors Competition (Best Film) – Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2018

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR – JIM CUMMINGS

 

Jim Cummings is a writer/director/producer/actor whose work is funny and heart-breaking. He made Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2012. His feature film THUNDER ROAD won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW in 2018. The short film THUNDER ROAD won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016. Jim has also written and directed the Original Topic series STILL LIFE (episodes of which have been Vimeo Staff-Picks) and the Fullscreen Original series THE MINUTES COLLECTION (episodes of which have screened at Sundance and SXSW). He lives in Los Angeles.

Age 19+

The Screening of Thunder Road will be preceded by:

 

TELLING PEOPLE YOU’RE NATIVE AMERICAN WHEN YOU’RE NOT NATIVE IS A LOT LIKE TELLING A BEAR YOU’RE A BEAR WHEN YOU’RE NOT A BEAR

Canadian Premiere

USA, 2018

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Director: Joey Clift

Producer: Joey Clift

Screenwriter: Joey Clift

Cast: Jason Grasl, David Kantrowitz

 

An animated informational video explaining that telling people you're Native American when you're not Native is a lot like telling a bear you're a bear when you're not a bear.

Sneak Peek