At last year’s Sundance Film Festival, writer/director Matt Sobel debuted “Take Me To The River,” a picture that has gotten under the skin of anyone who saw it —the drama centers around a family reunion where something has undeniably gone wrong.
Starring Logan Miller, Robin Weigert, Josh Hamilton, Richard Schiff, Ursula Parker and Azura Skye, the film follows Ryder, who is not yet out of the closet due to his buttoned down extended family. However, when an incident happens with nine year-old Molly, accusations and assumptions regarding Ryder soon start flying. Here’s the synopsis:
Sobel’s assured directorial debut is the story of Ryder, an artsy, confident California teen who is heading to Nebraska for a family reunion. After planning to come out to his conservative relatives, he holds off at his mother’s request but nevertheless makes a showy entrance at the cookout with his short shorts and his eye-catching shades. No one seems particularly impressed except his 9-year old cousin Molly, who likes to follow him around. When they go to the barn to look for birds in the rafters and she comes back screaming and inconsolable, Ryder comes under suspicion and, in the process of clearing his name, learns that some family secrets are sometimes better kept that way.
“Take Me To The River” opens on March 18th in New York, March 25th in Los Angeles, and will expand from there. Watch below.