Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

THE SCENT OF RAIN AND LIGHTNING

 

Year: 2017
Country: USA
Run Time: 102 minutes

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THE SCENT OF RAIN AND LIGHTNING

When Jody hears the devastating news that her parents’ convicted killer was just released from jail, her anger is unbearable. At the warning of her grandfather Senior, Jody moves out of her childhood home to the family ranch for safety. Although she has spent every day since her parents’ deaths hating the man who destroyed her family, rumblings in their small town suggest he may be innocent. With the unexpected help from the killer’s son Collin, Jody revisits the case files and begins questioning the police investigation, witnesses, and even her own family members to seek answers, no matter how painful. Based on the novel by Nancy Pickard, THE SCENT OF RAIN AND LIGHTNING flashes back to the events leading up to the brutal murder and the dramatic, present-day aftermath that unfolds as Jody pieces together the shocking truth. This suspenseful mystery set in the American West unveils a powerful family’s secrets brought to light by twists of bitter revenge. —A.B.

THE SCENT OF RAIN AND LIGHTNING

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 2:20 PM

Competition
American Independents Competition

Director
Blake Robbins

Producers
Casey Twenter, Jeff Robinson, Jeff Johnson, Maggie Grace, Dan Koetting, Kevin Waller

Screenwriting
Casey Twenter, Jeff Robinson

Cinematography
Lyn Moncrief

Editing
Lauren Clark Carroll

Principal Cast
Maika Monroe, Mark Webber, Will Patton, Bonnie Bedelia , Justin Chatwin, Brad Carter, Logan Miller, Maggie Grace

Director Bio
Blake Robbins was born in Karamousel, Turkey where his father was stationed with the U.S. Navy. After earning a degree in Business Marketing, Robbins attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. He has been in more than 60 theatrical productions and is best known for his roles as Tom Halpert from NBC's The Office and Dave Brass from HBO's Oz.

Select Filmography
"The Sublime and Beautiful" (2014), THE SCENT OF RAIN AND LIGHTNING (2017)

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