Puzzle Pieces

A collection of bits that intrigue me. Sometimes I also write things.

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Before making his feature directorial debut with Rudderless during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, William H. Macy played many roles at the Festival, including a senator in Thank You for Smoking, a priest in The Sessions, a cartoon dentist in Ernest & Celestine, and a cowboy when hosting the Festival Awards Ceremony in 2008.William H. Macy not only directed 2014’s Rudderless, he starred, co-wrote, and co-produced the film as well.Sam is a former high-profile advertising executive whose life has been torn apart by the tragic death of his son. When Sam discovers a box filled with his son’s demo tapes and lyrics, his own child’s musical talent is a revelation for him, a grieving father who felt he’d been absent from his son’s life. Communing with his deceased son’s lost dreams, Sam learns each song and eventually musters the will to play one at a local bar. When Quentin, a young musician in the audience, is captivated by the song, the unlikely duo form a band that ultimately changes both of their lives.A searing performance from Billy Crudup, as Sam, leads an exemplary cast. Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison’s potent screenplay was the launching pad for acclaimed actor William H. Macy’s glorious feature-directing debut. Rudderless is a poignant musical drama about the power of a parent’s love.Rudderless is now playing in select cities, On Demand, and Digital HD.Film stills and head shot courtesy of Sundance Institute Archives

sundancearchives:

Before making his feature directorial debut with Rudderless during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, William H. Macy played many roles at the Festival, including a senator in Thank You for Smoking, a priest in The Sessions, a cartoon dentist in Ernest & Celestine, and a cowboy when hosting the Festival Awards Ceremony in 2008.

William H. Macy not only directed 2014’s Rudderless, he starred, co-wrote, and co-produced the film as well.

Sam is a former high-profile advertising executive whose life has been torn apart by the tragic death of his son. When Sam discovers a box filled with his son’s demo tapes and lyrics, his own child’s musical talent is a revelation for him, a grieving father who felt he’d been absent from his son’s life. Communing with his deceased son’s lost dreams, Sam learns each song and eventually musters the will to play one at a local bar. When Quentin, a young musician in the audience, is captivated by the song, the unlikely duo form a band that ultimately changes both of their lives.

A searing performance from Billy Crudup, as Sam, leads an exemplary cast. Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison’s potent screenplay was the launching pad for acclaimed actor William H. Macy’s glorious feature-directing debut. Rudderless is a poignant musical drama about the power of a parent’s love.

Rudderless is now playing in select cities, On Demand, and Digital HD.

Film stills and head shot courtesy of Sundance Institute Archives