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Run Time: 95 minutes
Twenty years have passed since Andrew’s testimony sealed his brother’s fate of a life behind bars. Andrew’s been gone ever since, his family left toiling in grief for one son’s punishment and the other’s betrayal. Now, with the possibility of his brother’s early release, Andrew reluctantly returns home after months of unanswered court summons requesting he vouch for his brother’s rehabilitation. His secret homecoming is short-lived when he crosses paths with his promiscuous teenage niece and furious sister who will never bring herself to forgive him. Andrew has a choice. He can do nothing, ensuring his brother will pay for the rest of his life for the deadly crime of which he was convicted. Or he can choose to make peace with his family so they can all finally begin to heal. Director Rachel Lambert blends harsh resentment, sexual intrigue, and suspense to make IN THE RADIANT CITY an unforgettably dark drama of a family haunted by the sins of the past. —A.B.
Tower City Cinemas
Friday, April 07, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 11:40 AM
Local Heroes Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
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Rachel Lambert received a BFA from Boston University, with further education at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. After graduating, she worked as Sales Coordinator for HanWay Films, while continuing to write and produce theater at the Battersea Arts Centre, Finborough Theatre and the National Theatre. Since returning to New York, she has written three feature films with her writing partner, Nathan Gregorski.
"Mom Jovi" (2016), IN THE RADIANT CITY (2016)
Sonny Malhi, Jeff Nichols
Rachel Lambert, Nathan Gregorski
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