The 19th Film Courage Interactive with David Branin and Karen Worden features HOMECOMING by writer/director Sean Hackett. The feature film stars Brea Grant (Heroes, Halloween II), John Robinson (Elephant, Lords of Dogtown), Colleen Camp (Clue, Election) and British up-and-comer Tom Fox Davies.
HOMECOMING is the first production of publishers Tim & Mary Larson and their production company, About The Logo. It was co- produced by Tomas Deckaj (Sundance-winner Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Josh Shelton (Youtube Filmmaker of the Year). The film’s score was composed by Gingger Shankar (Sundance-winner Circumstance). Bruce Goodman (Oscar-winner No Country for Old Men) and David Kitchens (Emmy-winner Expedition: Bismarck) supervised post-production.
Homecoming is the story of Estelle Szymanski, an Army medic in search of fun while on leave in her hometown of Celebration, Florida. With her directionless yet noble friends tagging along, she reveals hidden fears about her lonely mother and finds more than she expected from her homecoming celebrations.
As America enters a second decade of war, many soldiers feel misperceived, unrecognized, and unsure where they belong when they return. Homecoming shows a rare glimpse of a female soldiers story – a view one seldom finds in cinema. In this AMC Theatres Kansas City Best US/International Narrative Feature, writer/director Sean Hackett strays away from war film "hot topics" (injury, PTSD, politics) and instead focuses on the broader subject of what these soldiers sacrifice – their 20s. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, this authentic and acute portrait shows Estelle redefining "home."
Film Courage Interactive presents:
Directed by Sean Hackett
Starring: Brea Grant, John Robinson,
Colleen Camp, & Tom Fox Davies
Monday July 25th, 2011
The Downtown Independent
251 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Map)
Tickets are $10 at the door and online. Actress Brea Grant to introduce the film. Director/Cast Q&A to follow the screening.