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Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 pM
Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center  |  Studio Theater


DIRECTOR: noble jones
cast: john lithgow, blythe danner, derek cecil, katie aselton
94 MIN / USA / Color / 2019 / English

Special selection: 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Retiree Ed Hemsler (John Lithgow) spends his quiet days watching the news, checking internet forums, and preparing for the end of the world. As a self-proclaimed “prepper,” Ed is constantly making arrangements for the future, often at the expense of things in the here and now—such as his waning health and his strained relationship with his adult son. But then he spots Ronnie Meisner (Blythe Danner) and knows there is something different about her. The two form an unlikely bond and are happy together despite their combined emotional baggage—until, one day, it all spills out before them.

In his debut feature, writer/director and cinematographer Noble Jones candidly explores modern society’s unacknowledged fear of aging and the erroneous assumption that getting older means losing control.

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