Two Actors Shine In This Indie Feature at HCFF
No Retreat | USA | Dramedy | 78 minutes
Directed by Nicholas Zafonte
Two college friends reunite fifteen years later in a secluded summer home, for a writers’ retreat. As they attempt to write a movie together, Sean, still a carefree musician and Emily, now an uptight lawyer, try to recapture the intimate friendship they once shared. But over the course of the weekend their relationship gets tested with the surfacing of old insecurities, creative inequalities, and their unfinished sexual past. In a heated argument they unload a decades worth of resentment and repressed anger, each knowing exactly how to hurt the other most. But then Emily reveals a shocking secret that completely undermines Sean’s supposed position of superiority. The next morning, with nowhere else to go, they’re forced to completely open up. Revealing the insecurities, failures, and disappointments they’ve kept hidden all these years, they come to a deeper understanding of each other. Will they go their separate ways or will their friendship be able to survive this new level of honesty?
Date: April 29, 2017
Time: 11:45 am
Location: Fritztown Cinema – Theater 3
Tickets: $10 individual ticket – at-the-door, as available / All Access Badge and Filmmaker Badge priority seating