THE DRAWER BOY

Directed by Arturo Perez Torres


The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead


Category: Narrative Feature
Year: 2017
Run Time: 98 min
Cast: Stuart Hughes, Richard Clarkin, Jakob Ehman, Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster, Sochi Fried, Heidi Lynch, Claire Burns, Brendan McMurtry-Howlett

Synopsis: Miles, a young theater actor from Toronto, arrives in Huron County at the home of Angus and Morgan, two aging bachelor farmers. Miles stays with the two farmers in order to gather stories about rural life and make a play about it. All three of their lives are irrevocably altered when art attempts to imitate life and the line between truth and fiction is crossed. Although the clash between rural shrewdness and urban naivete initially makes this film a comedy, the story ultimately evolves into a compelling drama of loyal friendship, lost love and abiding devotion.

"From the opening shots of a hippieish troupe of actors cruising along the roads of Huron County in a roadworn Grand Prix, Arturo Perez Torres' The Drawer Boy is not what you expect it to be, but it morphs into everything you want a film to be. Meticulous in its construction, surprising in its development, dramatic in its content, and revelatory in its outcomes, the film evolves into a probing portrait of two aging friends, Angus and Morgan, and the story that binds them...Stuart Hughes and Richard Clarkin are riveting in their portrayals of two men trapped in their self-imposed isolation from reality. That their reality should be shaken by an actor, brilliantly performed by Jakob Ehman, is the marvelous essence of irony."  --Herbert Paine, broadwayworld.com

Screenings: Anchorage Film Festival (Best Film), Hearland Film Festival (Best Premiere), Bahamas International Film Festival, Sedona Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival (Best Narrative Feature)

BACK TO FILM LISTING | BACK TO SCHEDULE | HOME

SCREENING INFO

Saturday, April 28, 2:00 PM
UACCB
$5 / $4 Students and Over Age 54
$3 Foothills Film Society Members

Arturo Perez Torres Attending