Don’t let a day of panels and script readings take away from the many films that are being screened this weekend, such as “Come Morning.”
Written and Directed by Derrick Sims (in Narrative Feature Competition)
Showtimes: Sunday October 21, 10:15 p.m., IMAX Theater Wednesday October 24, 4 p.m., Alamo Village
There are moments in our youth that defy who we will become. Many of these occasions occur with older members of our family, with them imparting some knowledge onto the younger generation. In the situations surrounding the film “Come Morning,” this is not the necessarily the case.
The film follows a boy, D (Thor Wahlestedt), and his grandfather Frank (Michael Ray Davis), and the accidental shooting of a neighbor they were unaware was in the area. The shooting may have been an accident, but it soon becomes apparent that with the troubled past of these neighboring families, a shadow of doubt will be casted upon the truth.
The two lead actors deliver a subtle yet profound emotional roller coaster that will pull on your heart strings and unsettle you all at the same time. Frank and D do encounter other characters, eerily played by Maurice Mejia and Blake Logan, but spend most of the movie together. Their chemistry is powerful, one that aides the grueling task they are presented with. Set almost purely at night and in a heavy patch of woods, the location only enhances the mood and becomes another character within the film.
“Come Morning” is a journey through what is the right choice to do, without forgetting that sometimes the area you live in impacts your future more than you can imagine.
Lisa Marie Mejia, Film Editor, Writer, has lived in Austin since 1990, having spent the first part of her life as an Air Force brat, but comes from a long line of Texans. She graduated with a film degree from UT Austin, and has dabbled in both the local music and film industries. Lisa finds enjoyment out of a variety of mediums including books, films, music, pop culture, writing, design and comedy.