Waffle Street Directed
Eshom Nelms & Ian Nelms USA / 2015 / 90 minutes East Coast Premiere
Times and Venues:
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Eshom and Ian Nelms, Autumn McAlpin, Julie Gonzalo (Friday only), Jimmy Adams, Brad Johnson
SYNOPSIS: LIMITED TICKETS are available at ROSENDALE THEATRE for the Rosendale screening.
Woodstock Film Festival alums Eshom and Ian Nelms (Lost On Purpose, 2013) return to Woodstock with their third feature, Waffle Street, based on the memoir of James Adams, former VP of a $30 billion hedge fund, who loses his job and unexpectedly winds up in the world of the unemployed. In this genuine riches-to-rags story, Jimmy, played by a charming James Lafferty, finally finds work waiting tables at a chicken & waffles chain, where the hectic pace and general mayhem become both comedic and endearing. Under the tutelage of master grill man Edward (Danny Glover in a stunningly earnest performance), Jimmy learns some hard lessons about life, finance and making grits. But the foremost thing he discovers is carpe diem, as he begins to enjoy the pleasures of the moment and realize that the measure of a man is far more than luxury homes and expensive cars. Fundamentally, Waffle Street is an authentic account of what it means to rediscover yourself.
-- Ben F. Fischer
Eshom and Ian Nelms grew up in central California, waging two hundred man G.I. Joe wars and dreaming in John Ford Landscapes. They've made multiple award-winning short and feature films. In 2005, their feature, Night of the Dog, won the Golden Vision Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, Audience Award at the Palm Beach Film Festival, and Audience Award and Best Screenplay at the SMMASH Film Festival. Their most recent film, Lost On Purpose, starring Jane Kaczmarek, C. Thomas Howell, James Lafferty, Aaron Hill, Dale Dickey and Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer received rave reviews and multiple festival wins including Best Film at Beverly Hills Film Festival, Best Directors at FirstGlance Film Festival, Best Film at Reelheart Film Festival, Best Film at TrindieFest, and Best Actress for Jane Kaczmarek at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Fest.
Cast/Featuring: James Lafferty, Danny Glover, Julie Gonzalo, Dale Dickey, Marshall Bell, Ernie Lively, William Knight, Adam Johnson, Yolanda Wood, Aubrey Reynolds
Executive Producer(s): Steven A. Lee and Michael McAlpin
Producer(s): Autumn McAlpin, John J. Kelly, Brad Johnson
Director(s): Eshom Nelms & Ian Nelms
Screenwriter(s): Autumn McAlpin and Ian Nelms & Eshom Nelms
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