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Lost on Purpose
Directed by
Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms

USA / 2012 / 101

New York Premiere

Screening Times and Venues:

As of Sept. 29, tickets can no longer be shipped. S/H charges are no longer in effect. All online orders must now be picked up at WFF box Office at 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock. This includes tickets for shows in Rhinebeck, Rosendale and Saugerties.

Q&A Attendees
*subject to change:
Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms, Peter Donovan

Actor Peter Donovan, from the band All The Real Girls will be performing an original song from the film following the screening

Ambling well past their mid-twenties, brothers Rooker (James Lafferty-One Tree Hill) and Randall Lee are beginning to learn just how unaccommodating the universe really is. Rather than bend to their plans, it’s instead kept them working on a dairy farm for the past several years in the company of three close friends, Leslie, Jackie, Wade, and their boss Elizabeth James (Jane Kaczmarek). Ms. Liz is a woman whose unforgiving, temperamental nature is a force to be reckon with, even to a fault. So when co-op owner, Delbert Furgeson (C. Thomas Howell), threatens to dismantle her operation with a buyout, she’s more than ready to man the barricades and meet him head on. Meanwhile, the Lee brothers and friends come face-to-face with their own demons throughout the film, each struggling to find his place in the world. Whether it’s an estranged relationship with one’s parents or a history of violent feuds, the cast of Lost on Purpose sells each ordeal with impeccable grace. –Terrence Gardner
Filmmakers Ian and Eshom Nelms hail from California's central valley. In 2005, their collaborative feature, Night of the Dog received rave reviews and won the York Entertainment Golden Vision Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Night of the Dog went on to win the Audience Award at the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Audience Award and Best Screenplay Award at the SMMASH Film Festival.
Cast/Featuring: Jane Kaczmarek, C. Thomas Howell, James Lafferty, Aaron Hill. Peter Donovan
Executive Producer(s): Johnny Derango, Simply Friends, Irvin E. Engebretson, Ronald L. Yanke
Producer(s): Johnny Derango, Michelle Lang, Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
Director(s): Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms
Screenwriter(s): Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
Cinematographer(s): John J. Derango
Editor(s): Traton Lee
Production Designer(s): Nathan Carden
Composer(s)/Music: Peter Donovan, Will VanderWyden
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