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New American Cinema

THE SHORT HISTORY OF THE LONG ROAD

Year 2019
Runtime 90 mins
Language English
Canadian Premiere
Sep 20
6:30 PM Globe Cinema - Up
Sep 22
11:45 AM Eau Claire 1

Nola grew up living on the road. When tragedy strikes, she sees that life as an outsider may not be her only choice.

Now, Nola must engage with others to integrate herself into a society she has never known. As she slowly expands the relationships in her life, she is faced with the decision to get off the road for the first time, or to forge onward - with only her wits and memories as her road map.

With a revelatory performance by Sabrina Carpenter (best known for the Disney Channel series "Girl Meets World"), Writer/Director Ani Simon-Kennedy's THE SHORT HISTORY OF THE LONG ROAD is an insightful and empowering journey into one young woman's grief - and strength. Also along for the ride are Calgary-born actor Steven Ogg, as Nola's loving, free-spirited father, and - playing somewhat against type - iconic character actor Danny Trejo (who can also be seen in 2019 CIFF documentary, INMATE #1).

Writer & Director Ani Simon-Kennedy, Cinematographer Cailin Yatsko, and Producer Darren Dean are in attendance for the Sep. 20 & 22 screenings; Q&A's to follow.

Countries

United States
Director
Ani Simon-Kennedy
Producer
Ani Simon-Kennedy, Kishori Rajan, Eddie Rubin, Cailin Yatsko, Darren Dean, Bettina Kadoorie, Dominique Telson
Screenwriter
Ani Simon-Kennedy
Cinematographer
Cailin Yatsko
Editor
Ron Dulin
Music
Morgan Kibby
Cast
Sabrina Carpenter, Steven Ogg, Maggie Siff, Danny Trejo, Rusty Schwimmer