A film premiering at two festivals this weekend is “Tired Moonlight,” a 16mm movie shot in filmmaker Britni West’s hometown of Kalispell, Montana. The film boasts an indie pedigree, as West worked on the upcoming films “Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter” (which premiered at Sundance last year) and “7 Chinese Brothers,” while DP Adam Ginsberg shot Alex Karpovsky‘s underrated road trip romance flick “Red Flag.” Karpovsky himself serves as associate producer and plays Crazy Mike in the film, which follows Dawn (Liz Randall), a lonely, middle-aged woman in a small town.
Today we’ve got an exclusive clip from the film, which Slamdance programmer Josh Mandel describes as “a love letter to small town Americana oblivious to Facebook, reality tv and diet soda,” and says it, “casts a spell and doesn’t let go until you can smell the fireworks lighting up the summer nighttime sky.” With the talent behind the camera and an endorsement like that, color us intrigued for this one. The clip captures some of the boredom, silliness, and aimless, innocent time-killing of childhood.
Check out the clip below and the longer synopsis. “Tired Moonlight” premieres at Slamdance on Friday, January 23rd at 3:35 pm in the Ballroom, and at Rotterdam on Monday, January 26th.
Every town has a post office, lovers, guns, switchblades and beer. you just have to know where to look and when to look the other way. Pitting grand landscapes against dinners of fried chicken and the roar of V8 engines on Saturday nights, TIRED MOONLIGHT wanders through Solitaire games (always won), secrets lost in cavernous hearts, and the fifty miles of bad road that always gets you home.