REPORTING: MICHAEL EDWARD MILLER
“That Evening Sun” is an independent film shot near Knoxville, Tennessee. It tells the story of story of Abner Meecham, a retired farmer trying to reclaim his home from some new tenants. Veteran actor Hal Holbrook stars as the 80 year-old protagonist, and the film has been nominated for many awards.
I sat down with executive producer Larsen Jay and asked him about the film’s surprising success, and about the future of independent film in East Tennessee. Jay’s company, Dogwood Entertainment, is based in Knoxville. Jay recently stopped in Chattanooga to attend a screening of the film.
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