Laurie Weltz USA / 2015 / 92 minutes East Coast Premiere
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Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Laurie Weltz, Beverley Gordon, Jim Mol
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Despite a disregard for convention and lax parenting, rebellious 15-year-old Scout is willing to risk everything for her little sister. When this charming con-artist enlists a wealthy mental patient to help her find Lulu, we embark on a road trip across Texas in search of their estranged carnie father who has kidnapped his young daughter. The characters in this film are as unpredictable as the story. Twenty-one-year-old India Ennenga as Scout and child star Onata Aprile (What Maisie Knew) as Lulu are supported by a stellar cast: James Frecheville as the convincing suicidal side-kick, Jane Seymour as his overbearing mother, Danny Glover as the misleadingly menacing Red, Tim Guinee as the malevolent dad, Nikki Reed as his religious zealot wife, and Ellen Burstyn as sympathetic but erratic Gram. In spite of its wit and dysfunction, at its heart, Scout is a touching tale of deep sisterly bonds and two misfits who come together to create a new kind of family.
-- Ben F. Fischer
Laurie's first film Wrestling With Alligator, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize, before going on to a theatrical, television and video release. Laurie has written two other optioned feature scripts, Watermoon, a ghostly thriller and Monkey River, which won the Grand Prize in the PAGE Screenwriting Competition. She has worked as a freelance director and editor on numerous documentaries, television shows and industrials, and twice been nominated for ACE awards. She is a graduate of NYU Grad Film and her award-winning thesis film, At Five and Twenty-Five, aired on USA.
Cast/Featuring: Ellen Burstyn, India Ennenga, James Frecheville, Danny Glover, Tim Guinee, Shelley Hennig, Nikki Reed, Jane Seymour, Onata Aprile
Producer(s): Beverley Gordon, Dwjuan Fox, Nicolas Emiliani
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