Boston Film Fest
Grand Jury Prize:
Best Feature Film
Las Vegas Intl
16 year old Brad Lunders (P.J. Boudousqué) is a teenager forcefully taken from his home in the middle of the night by his parents consent, to a harsh wilderness reform facility for troubled teenagers, Camp Coldwater. There is no contact with the outside world and the retired war colonel in charge, Colonel Reichart (James C. Burns), prides himself on breaking an inmates spirit to correct delinquent behavior. Reichart's belief in military-style barracks, runs and punishments (solitary confinement, hosings, etc) can occasionally be brutal, even sadistic. His so-called "sergeants" are no better, many of them former resident youths who were promoted through the institute. As we learn of the tragic events that led to Brad's arrival, unforeseen circumstances also threaten to tear the reform facility apart…forcing Brad to confront not only his fellow inmates and the personnel in charge, but finally his own sense of what is right and what is wrong.
Directed by Vincent Grashaw, U.S.A., 2013, 104 mins.Official site Hollywood Reporter