Starring talented up-and-comers Evan Peters and Juno Temple, “Safelight” (formerly “Truck Stop”) is a beautifully ’70s-set road trip/coming of age tale, complete with a side of that first descent into love.
It follows Charles and Vicki (Peters and Temple, respectively) as they make their way up the California coast in a cherry red convertible. Charles is on a quest to photograph every lighthouse in the state as a series he’s putting together for a contest. He’s a high school student with cerebral palsy and she’s a mysterious and troubled runaway, so they have a certain sense of empathy for each other that makes their tentative relationship uncommon yet compelling.
“Safelight” is the feature film debut of director/writer Tony Aloupis,who previously created the short film “Sugar.” Check out the exclusive trailer below: