'Over the Line' screens at Hollywood Dreams Film Festival August 1
Indie film nominated for best experimental short film at Las Vegas event
Guilt-ridden over the death of her identical twin sister Billie, Frankie Stern finds herself on trial for three counts of murder in this surreal, dark comedy. Making the film even more surreal is the fact that the prosecutor seeking the death penalty is her own father, and that Frankie herself seems intent on aiding the prosecution.
Frankie reluctantly finds herself being defended by Matt, the lover she'd recently dumped because, as she puts it, "I couldn't handle your baggage, too." And both characters do indeed have baggage they have to confront in the form of personal ghosts and assorted other witnesses. Frankie comes face to face with the harsh reality that is her seemingly perfect family, and she does so with a mixture of anger, wit and irreverence.
The eccentric cast of characters effortlessly defines Frankie's uniquely skewed outlook on everything…from the legal system, to money, to religion…and most importantly, to family life and relationships. The twists and turns come rapidly and run the gamut from heartfelt, to shocking, to hilarious.
An audience member recently commented, "It's unlike anything I've seen before in film. The story is both Williams-esque and Kafka-esque in its exploration of relationships, alienation, guilt and absurdity."
"Over the Line" is a joint production of Cloudy Sky Films and Where's the Lake Productions."
It will screen at the Brenden Theaters in Las Vegas at noon on August 1.
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