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In Theaters – Slamdance Grand Jury Winner ‘Welcome To Pine Hill’ Opens In LA Today

In Theaters - Slamdance Grand Jury Winner 'Welcome To Pine Hill' Opens In LA Today

Oscilloscope Laboratories is opening Keith Miller’s quietly absorbing work of cinema verite, Welcome To Pine Hillin Los Angeles at the Arena Cinema today, June 7th.

Pine Hill follows a recently reformed drug dealer, now working as a claims adjuster by day and bouncer by night, who receives some earth-shattering news, forcing him to make peace with those around him, as well as himself.

The film received enough votes to appear on the S&A Best of 2012 list, a film that blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction, presenting an atmospheric depiction of a journey to self-discovery and spiritual redemption, taken by an unlikely cinematic lead character.

In our review of it, we called it, the “un-urban urban film.”

The narrative was inspired by a chance encounter between director Miller and the film’s star Shannon Harper, who found themselves fighting over a lost dog one night in Brooklyn, NY. It has its beginnings in a short film, titled Prince/William, before it was expanded into the feature film, Welcome To Pinehill.

Made in collaboration with the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, a group which writer/director Miller belongs, the film, a 2011 Independent Filmmaker Lab participant, World Premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival last year, where it won the Grand Jury Award.

Watch a trailer for the film below and you’ll find the short film, Prince/William, after it:

Here’s the 8-minute long short film:

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