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"Along with a terrific cast, Nunez keeps the action driving forward...Let's not forget that Nunez is one of a rare breed of regional filmmakers. The payoff is a great film steeped in authenticity." -Film Threat
"It's the kind of Saylesian character study we could always use more of...Nuñez and his cast (including a quietly excellent Josh Brolin) display a cool mastery" -Nerve.com
"Nuñez's Florida is produced by a fragile confluence -- equal parts weather, dreams and geography -- and in perpetual danger of being swept away." -TV Guide
" Nuñez is one of America's finest regional independent filmmakers, a major figure." -Chicago Tribune
Esteemed filmmaker Victor Nuñez has been a mainstay of Florida independent cinema for over twenty years. Consistent in his provocatively humanistic storytelling, all set within the state of Florida, Nuñez's award-winning films have focused on varied topics such as the transition into adulthood (Ruby in Paradise) as well as stories of loss and redemption (Ulee's Gold). With Coastlines, Nuñez tells the story of an ex-con named Sonny (Timothy Olyphant, Dreamcatcher) and his homecoming to a small Gulf Coast town. Looking to resolve lingering issues with his father, ex-girlfriend, and the gangsters for whom he took a fall, Sonny's attempts at retribution are met with equal amounts of joy and heartbreak. Through its vivid cinematography and brilliant ensemble performances from a cast that features Josh Brolin, Sarah Wynter (TV's 24), William Forsythe and Josh Lucas, Coastlines is a rich and evocative portrait that shows that you can never go home again. "I consider Coastlines the last installment in my Panhandle trilogy; a nice crosssection of generations," says Nuñez of his latest film to be set on Florida's "Forgotten Coast."
Directed by Victor Nuñez , U.S.A., 2002, 35mm, 109 mins.