Drama | Completed
Cole Freeman maintains an uneasy equilibrium in his rural Appalachian town, looking after the old and infirm in the community while selling their excess painkillers to local addicts to help make ends meet. But when his old friend Terry Rose returns with plans that threaten to upend the fragile balance Cole has crafted, his world and identity are thrown into disarray. Faced with an impossible set of choices and increasing pressure from all sides, Cole is forced to take action to save the close-knit fabric of family, friendship, land and history that binds everything - and everyone - he loves.
Lucas Joaquin, Derrick Tseng, Braden King
Elizabeth Palmore (screenplay), Carter Sickels (novel)
Philip Ettinger (First Reformed), Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth)
Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac), Lili Taylor (American Crime)
" Braden King's sobering drama explores the thin line between helping and hurting. Every frame is saturated with a sense of quiet desperation. "
" An unsensationalized and compassionate look at moral compromise in opioid-era Appalachia. "