Directed by Karen Allen
Starring - Jeffrey DeMunn, James McMenamin, and Jackson Smith.
Runtime - 30 minutes
Part of our Women In Film strand
We are delighted that Director Karen Allen will be joining us for a post session Q&A
The film “A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.” is based on the short story by southern American writer Carson McCullers. Set in a roadside café in the early morning in 1947, three millworkers eat their breakfast at the counter while two lost Soldiers have a beer and study a road map. A young boy, who is finishing up his newspaper route in a small town, stops at the café where he encounters an old man: a vagabond just passing through town. The cynical café owner, Leo, keeps his eyes and ears trained on the conversation that develops between the man and boy as the man relates a luminous tale of personal heartbreak and loss and of his hard won understanding of the nature of love. It is a delicate, Zen like passing of wisdom. The film is the directorial debut of actor/director Karen Allen (Raider's of the Lost Ark, Starman, A Year By the Sea).