Making the festival round this year to much acclaim and film awards is the touching and intense short, “Our Father” from filmmaker Linda Palmer. Screening at The Big Island Film festival, The film stars Michael Gross and Michael Worth as father and son, who while struggling through the parent’s dementia discover more about each other through flashes of painful memory. Both actors have won Best Actor awards for their portrayals, Gross nabbing several over the course of the recent year.
The film screens Friday, May 22 at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i – Plantation Estate – behind the tennis courts. Both the Michaels will be appearing at the screening and the duration of the festival.
Worth is returning to the Big Island Film Festival where his film God’s Ears won the Jury Prize in 2011. Our Father also stars Eileen Grubba, David Topp, Julia Silverman, Ally Isseman and Aaron Stall. Written and directed by Linda Palmer.
The film is also currently screening at the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival and upcoming South-side Festival in Philadelphia.
The film’s trailer may be seen here.
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