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Chicago Premiere with filmmaker Leslie McCleave and composer Chris Brokaw
Outstanding Performances Catherine Kellner Ebon Moss-Bachrach LA Film Fest
Outstanding Achievement in Score Brooklyn Intl Film Fest
Two ex-lovers set out on a road trip when Margaret (Catherine Kellner), a freelance photographer,
gets her first big assignment: to survey environmental clean-up sites using the latest government
-issued technology. Jay (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), her unemployed ex-boyfriend, comes along for the
trip that increasingly goes awry. As they travel into a landscape filled with one abandoned
environmental disaster after another, painful memories of their troubled relationship begin to
emerge, and the couple plunge into an emotional and physical limbo. Suddenly, backroads lead to
nowhere, equipment fails, and Margaret and Jay inexplicably encounter the same foreboding
characters over and over again, including a country music-loving-toxic-waste-hauling-big-rig
driver (Peter Appel), and a doomed park ranger (James Urbaniak). They circle through what looks
and feels like a hell on earth as they try to navigate the roads between toxic waste sites and
damaged love. Forced to confront the wasteland of their failed relationship, as well as their
relationship to the environment and the world at large, the couple finally experience a long-
deferred coming of age.
Directed by Leslie McCleave, U.S.A., 2005, BetaSP, 92 mins.
Writer/Director Leslie McCleave and
composer Chris Brokaw will be here for a Q&A after the 7 pm & 9 pm screenings on Friday,