Don’t Come Back from the Moon 2017
1h 22min | Drama | 18 January 2019 (USA)
Fathers in a small California desert town abandon their children one by one leaving behind a wake of anger and crime as their sons and daughters come of age.
The previous reviewer was right – this film deserves an audience and should be showing at more than one out of the way theater in a major metropolitan area. It’s beautifully shot with interesting camera angles and extreme close-ups of its fresh young stars. It’s set in a poor area that has been further ravaged by some natural or man-made disaster. While what has happened isn’t spelled out, what is clear and poignantly portrayed is the effect poverty and hopelessness have on families and the young people left behind. Even though the landscape is bleak and the future uncertain, the movie still leaves you with a sense of hope.
Director: Bruce Thierry Cheung
Writers: Dean Bakopoulos (screenplay by), Bruce Thierry Cheung (screenplay by)
Stars: James Franco, Rashida Jones, Jeffrey Wahlberg
Release Date: 18 January 2019 (USA)