Southern Circuit Film Series Continues With “The Wise Kids”

REPORTING: MICHAEL EDWARD MILLER

An independent drama called The Wise Kids will be screened on October 10th at Loose Cannon.  It’s part of the Southern Circuit Film Series.  In this segment, we’ll talk to the director, Stephen Cone, and to Kris Jones from the Chattanooga Film Society.

 

Here’s the trailer:

Tickets can be purchased from the Chattanooga Film Society’s Web site:

October 10, 2011

VIP reception begins at 6:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.,  screening begins at 7:00 p.m. 

Location: Loose Cannon, 1800 Rossville Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37408

Description: THE WISE KIDS is an independent film that was shot in and around Charleston, SC in the summer of 2010, with cast and crew from Chicago, Charleston, Los Angeles, all over the south and all along the east coast. It will begin it’s festival run in Summer 2011. Check back here, as well as at http://www.conearts.com, for details on how, when and where you can see it. Plot Outline

A thoughtful and evocative coming-of-age drama, THE WISE KIDS takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist church, weaving through this ensemble piece are three main characters – Brea, an introspective pastor’s daughter experiencing debilitating doubt; the hyperactive Laura, Brea’s best friend and a devout believer; and Tim, the open-hearted son of a single father, confronting his homosexuality for the first time. Tensions and buried feelings abound, as colleges are chosen and adults behave badly, as Brea, Laura and Tim attempt to hang onto what they have, all the while yearning to break free.

Director: Stephen Cone

Genre: Fiction

Run Time: 1:30:30

Suggested Rating: PG-13

Website: www.thewisekids.com

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