In making Touching Home, identical twins Logan and Noah Miller have accomplished the impossible. When their homeless father
died in jail, they vowed that their autobiographical film would be made as a dedication to him. With no money and no contacts, they “ambushed” four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris in a San Francisco alley, and assembled a cast and crew with 11 Academy Awards and 28 nominations. It’s an inspirational story told in their #1 bestselling memoir Either You’re In or You’re in the Way (now available in paperback from HarperCollins).
Ed Harris gives an extraordinary performance in this emotionally charged drama of love and redemption, a tale about family and the bonds that matter, featuring Oscar nominees Robert Forster and Brad Dourif, Evan Jones, Lee Meriwether, Ishiah Benben, Brandon Hanson, and introducing Logan and Noah Miller. [Synopsis provided by filmmakers]
“Virginia” stars Jennifer Connelly in the title role as a beautiful yet unhinged single mother who struggles to raise her son Emmett (Harrison Gilbertson) while dreaming of escaping her small Southern boardwalk town. Her long time affair with the very married, Mormon Sheriff Richard Tipton (Ed Harris) is thrown into question when he decides to run for public office. Things are further complicated when Emmett begins a romantic relationship with Tipton’s daughter (Emma Roberts). Virginia and the town—populated by Amy Madigan, Toby Jones, Yeardley Smith—are full of secrets and everyone knows Virginia can only keep things together for so long. VIRGINIA is a funny, touching drama that looks at the American Dream and what it takes to keep it together. [Synopsis courtesy of official Facebook]
Jennifer Connelly stars as Virginia, a charming yet mentally ill mother whose greatest love is her protector and illegitimate son, Emmett (Harrison Gilbertson). Richard Tipton (Ed Harris), the local married Mormon sheriff, who is running for public office, might very well be Emmett’s father. This boardwalk town’s peculiar secrets are threatened when Virginia’s son begins a romantic relationship with Tipton’s daughter (Emma Roberts) sending mother and son on a mad dash to seize their own brand of the American Dream – guns blazing. [Synopsis courtesy of TIFF]
Stephen Elliot is a once-successful novelist paralyzed by writer’s block and an escalating Adderall dependency, who becomes obsessed with a high-profile murder case as a way to escape his personal troubles. His interest leads him to meet Lana Edmond, a smart, sexy reporter who gives him unique access to the case. As their relationship takes off, Stephen is suddenly thrust back into the past when his father, a cruel and vindictive man, shows up to challenge the veracity of the memoir Stephen is writing. As Stephen simultaneously delves into the details of the murder case (which turns out to have some unexpected parallels to his own troubled upbringing) and reunites with his estranged father, he is forced to separate truth from lies and fact from fiction–ultimately leading him to finally reconcile his past and confront his future.