Writer/directors Anna Sandilands and Ewan McNicol paint a portrait of the titular marshy border town resting between Texas and Louisiana in 2015 Tribeca premiere “Uncertain,” a documentary said to be reminiscent of Errol Morris’ 1981 doc about extreme small town struggles “Vernon, Florida.” In “Uncertain,” the team’s directorial debut, the journey toward redemption for three men is highlighted. Here’s the synopsis, and watch the seductive exclusive trailer — which promises wild hogs, gun violence and lots of boozing — below.
“Uncertain” is a southern gothic tale set on the Texas/Louisiana border in a town called Uncertain, population 94. The town sits on the edge of a vast, swampy lake that is being choked to death by an aquatic weed, upsetting the natural balance and the town’s only source of livelihood. As the town struggles to survive, three men each battle their demons. An ex-convict who becomes obsessed with killing Mr. Ed, a gigantic boar he hunts in order to stay sober. A young, diabetic alcoholic with big ideas but few prospects fighting the cycle of poverty for a bigger life. An aging fisherman reluctantly letting go of his youthful ways, reflecting on a long life, and making peace with one fateful moment thirty years ago.
“Uncertain” premieres at Tribeca on Thursday, April 16, i.e. tomorrow.