DIRECTED BY CHRIS EYRE
USA, 2011, 83 MIN, RATED PG-13
The surprising new film from noted Native American director Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals, FFF 1998), HIDE AWAY is disarming in its subtlety and a quiet cinematic odyssey about the inevitably of change. Starring Josh Lucas (J. Edgar, Sweet Home Alabama) in his first leading dramatic role, the story focuses on a once-successful businessman attempting to rebuild his life. Entering an idyllic harbor as a broken and haunted man, he buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat named Hesperus. Although disturbed at night by unsettling dreams of his family, he sees the boat as a beacon of hope, and he begins the challenge of making the journey back. Walking a line between solitude and redemption, he is watched by three equally mysterious residents: a waitress (acclaimed Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer, Angels & Demons, Munich), a veteran mariner (James Cromwell, The Artist, Babe), and a newly single father (Jon Tenney, TV’s The Closer, Rabbit Hole). As he descends deeper into the refuge of nature, isolation takes hold and, over the course of a year, he is forced to confront his troubled past in this gentle and deeply felt drama.