Sunlight Jr.



State TheatreFri, Aug 2, 2013 9:00 PM
Sponsored by American Spoon
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Lars Hockstad AuditoriumSat, Aug 3, 2013 12:00 PM
Sponsored by Oryana Natural Foods Market and Grand Beach / Sugar Beach Resorts
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Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:95 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Matt Dillon
Naomi Watts
Norman Reedus
William Haze
Tess Harper
Antoni Corone
Director:Laurie Collyer
Produced by:Charlie Corwin
Ariel Elia
Andrea Roa
Screenwriter:Laurie Collyer
Cinematography:Igor Martinovic
Editing By:Curtiss Clayton
Music By:J Mascis


Melissa (Naomi Watts) and her boyfriend Richie (Matt Dillon) are living in a motel room and just scraping by between her minimum wage job and his monthly disability check, but they haven’t let their living situation sour their loving relationship. The couple is initially overjoyed by the news that Melissa is pregnant, in spite of the obvious financial burden that comes with a child-but their happiness is short-lived, as circumstances conspire to push them further into poverty. Laurie Collyer (“Sherrybaby,” TCFF ‘07) perfectly captures real-life challenges faced by working class Americans in this powerful social drama, vividly realized by skillful, layered performances from Watts and Dillon, as well as a spectacular supporting turn from Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”) as Melissa’s abusive pill-pushing ex. In Person: Director Laurie Collyer.