The moment Billy arrives at juvenile detention camp, his smart-ass attitude guarantees a rough sentence ahead. Initially his bravado wins over his fellow offenders, and his clever wit appeals to the cultivated warden. But his insubordinate and reckless behavior alienates him, while the deep grief that gnaws at him is slowly revealed. [Synopsis courtesy of LA Film Festival]
Dan, 30, was paralyzed just over a year ago. Following months of recovery and overwhelmed by life’s new realities, he retreated to a family cabin in upstate New York. On the last day of August, his closest friends arrive unannounced to confront him about his recent reclusive and self-destructive behavior. Wanting to support him, yet skeptical of his psychological health, they attempt the tight-rope walk of loving confrontation in the hopes of convincing Dan to return home. Friendships are tested and love reveals itself in this independent drama about breaking down and breaking through.