Logline: The family-fractured lives of a stubborn auto-mechanic, a retired widower, and a repressed college student intertwine at a bar in rural Indiana.
Featuring: Todd Bruno, Joe Martyn Ricke, Emily Sweet, Sara Bailey, Benjamin Byron Bethel, Morgan Morton, Ryan Maloney, Suzanne Sadler, Chase Crawford
Runtime: 94 minutes Genre: Drama
Synopsis: Chris, a hardened auto-mechanic, aims to inspire neo-alt-right rhetoric in his community. He avoids conflict with his girlfriend Kelly by wasting his weeknights at the local bar (in spite of his AA meetings), where Chuck plays the village sage. Chuck lives a prematurely retired life in a little room above a bar in rural Indiana. Hospital bills loom, as does his need to borrow money from his estranged daughter Emily living in Indianapolis. Every night he goes downstairs to drink amid oldies and newbies alike, such as Alexa, a college student. Alexa and her two friends want to get their music noticed, but struggle to find an audience for rap at their Christian college. This cross-generational portrait of life in the cornfields examines familial dissociation, culture-clash, and the pursuit of music, back-dropped by the crackling soil of early spring-time Indiana.
Community screening kits & educational licenses are now available.
Films are ideally viewed on the big screen, and Palace aims to provoke and inspire human discourse through community screenings. If you'd like to book a screening of Palace for your venue, community, educational institution, or business, fill out the form below. Pending availability, writer/director Andrew Paul Davis can attend your screening for a 15-minute post-show Q&A. For organizations interested in diving deeper with an educational keynote, Andrew is available as a public speaker after the screening. As a 2018 college graduate, Andrew is particularly interested in encouraging current film students to sharpen their craft, turn their scripts into campaigns, and make the most of their creative time. He can give a one hour presentation to any audience interested in independent film production.