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"Fort Apache" is a coming of age story about WALT, a fourteen year old who lives in the small town of Krafton, and is emerging out of the naive world of children and into the savage world of adults. It's a film that explores the complex relationship between film and reality and what it means to grow up in small town America.
It is an adaptation of the Award Winning Short Story by Alan Heathcock that was featured in the The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Francis Ford Copolla's American Zoetrope.
Director: Addison Mehr
DP: Marc Katz
Producers: Sara Eklund and Nathan Waters
Editor: Joanna Naugle
About the Production:
"I grew up in a small town where the nearest movie theatre was over an hour away. For me, film has always been an escape- a way out, and a way to transport myself into another world. FORT APACHE speaks to the power of movies not only as escape, but also as a way to bring people together to take part in the crazy shared dream that is film" -- Addison Mehr
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