Andrew Brotzman USA / 2012 / 85 minutes New York Premiere
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Erik Angstrom barely appears above the age of a college student, yet he has committed to a life as a priest on the remote island of North Haven. Amidst a snow-covered and sparsely populated landscape, director Andrew Brotzman’s feature debut Nor’easter introduces audiences to a suspenseful and at times torturously mysterious community still recovering from the scandal of their church’s previous Father. A local family, the Greens, come to Angstrom about their son Josh who has been missing for over five years, in hopes, that despite his inexperience, Angstrom will be able to help them put their torn family back together. The priest is quick to encourage the family to move past the loss of their son, that is, until Josh suddenly returns home. Angstrom’s involvement with the Green family drives him to the brink, leading him to not only question his faith in God but the web of secrets and mysteries that he finds. —Chandra L. Knotts
Andrew Brotzman is the director of My Mom and Dad, winner of the Global Anarchy award for Best Short in its category at Slamdance 2006, and Darjeeling, which played in Slamdance's 2007 Anarchy competition.
He is also the producer of Small Collection, an official selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Best Narrative Short award at the Crossroads Film Festival in Jackson, Mississippi. Small Collection played at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2008, as well as the Palm Springs, Raindance UK, Cleveland, Boston, and AFI Dallas film festivals, among others.
Nor’easter is his first feature.
Cast/Featuring: David Call, Liam Aiken, Richard Bekins, Haviland Morris, Rachel Brosnahan, Danny Burstein, Emory Cohen
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