Ashley Avis USA / 2018 / 100 minutes East Coast Premiere
Times and Venues:
WOODSTOCK Bearsville Theater
SAUGERTIES Orpheum Theater
In this visually stunning and pulse-pounding drama from director Ashley Avis, the coming-of-age story is seen through a whole new lens. Adolescence follows Adam, a sensitive young man from a broken home who’s too shy to talk to most girls in his school. One day, while playing hooky with his friend Keith, Adam meets a mysterious runaway named Alice and falls for her. As their relationship develops, so does their dependence on drugs. From here we see the young lovers fall increasingly deep into a reality that many in this day and age are forced to endure. Can they find their way out? The film perfectly mirrors the perils of drug addiction with the often dangerously intoxicating nature of young love. Avis’s expertly crafted film portrays a terrifying yet shockingly relevant view of modern youth culture. —Max Wexler
BIO: Ashley Avis is a three-time feature filmmaker and founder of Winterstone Pictures. Her upcoming projects include the modern day reprisal of Black Beauty starring Kate Winslet and Mackenzie Foy, as well as a Breyer horse-themed TV series for Imagine Entertainment with Executive Producers Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Stephanie Sperber. Her work has been called “timelessly romantic” (White Lies Magazine), “innocent, blending innocence with seduction” (Red Hot Society) and “elegantly sensual”(Elite Daily). She is an avid writer and lives near the ocean with her husband and producing partner Edward Winters.
Cast/Featuring: India Eisley, Mickey River, Tommy Flanagan, Elisabeth Rohm, Jere Burns, John Driskell Hopkins
Executive Producer(s): Michael Milford, Mark Cartier, Lars Anderson
Producer(s): Edward Winters, Larry Hummel
Director(s): Ashley Avis
Screenwriter(s): Cal Barnes, Mickey River, Chris Rossi and Ashley Avis
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