A wonderfully atmospheric and mysterious film about growing up, running away and discovering what it means to live and love in a complicated, grown-up world.
December 17, 2009
7:00PM to 8:45PM
|Contact Name||(970) 241-8801|
This December, relive the end of innocence when ReelTime @ The Radio Room presents ST. NICK from director David Lowery. The screening is scheduled for Thursday, December 17 at 7 pm.
ST. NICK follows a brother and sister on their daily adventures as young runaways seeking refuge from the emotional complexity of the adult world. The series of events that encompass their everyday existence unfold organically through minimal, unstilted dialogue, tension-producing mysteriousness and stunning cinematography.
The film’s real-life brother and sister acting duo, Tucker and Savanna Sears, portray their characters’ inner conflicts with startling depth and sensitivity. Their natural on-screen presence adds to the believability of their somewhat surreal circumstances.
“The film matures from a study of actions infused with a quiet magic, to a study of inaction, of waiting and drifting telegraphing an increasingly palpable sense of fear and dread.”
The central struggle at the heart of ST. NICK holds an obvious universality that is resonating with festival audiences around the country. For the film’s director, it represents an all-too familiar rite of passage.
“I remember the day when it first occurred to me that I was growing up – it was when I went to kindergarten for the first time and realized that I was going to have to get up early every morning from that point onwards for the rest of my life. You start to look ahead like that, you get old in a hurry, and that’s sort of of what ST. NICK is about.”
-Director David Lowery
ST. NICK is Lowery’s first feature-length movie. The project originated as a short-film concept and gradually evolved into a 30-page screenplay. Many of the scenes were largely improvised, making the film’s quality and seamlessness all the more impressive.