Little Accidents Directed
Sara Colangelo USA / 2014 / 104 minutes
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After a mine collapses in a small Appalachian community, sole survivor Amos Jenkins (beautifully played by Boyd Holbrook), finds himself embroiled in a court case surrounding the disaster. Families of deceased co-workers expect him to testify that the accident was the coal company's fault while miners untouched by the tragedy want him to keep quiet.
When the son of the mine's boss goes missing, a chain reaction is set off that impacts three very different families and gives an intimate view of what life is really like in the rust-belt.
Debut director Sara Colangelo handles her cast with such sensitivity and finesse that, while steeped in anguish,“Little Accidents” is a beautiful, touching gem. –Ben F. Fischer
BIO: Sara Colangelo is an award-winning writer and director. Her first feature, Little Accidents, inspired by the short film of the same title, explores tragedy and redemption within a modern-day American coal mining town. The script received numerous accolades and was supported by the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs in 2011, and by IFP No Borders in 2012. Little Accidents had its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and will be theatrically released in January 2015.
Colangelo was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” and currently lives in New York City. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in History and received her MFA at NYU’s Graduate Film Division.
Cast/Featuring: Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Chloe Sevigny, Jacob Lofland, Josh Lucas
Executive Producer(s): Chris Columbus, Amy Nauiokas, Eleanor Columbus, Ruth Mutch, Kwesi Collisson, Mike Feuer, Todd Feuer
Producer(s): Anne Carey, Jason Berman, Thomas B. Fore, Summer Shelton
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