November 10, 2019 - 6:00 pm
The Southern Circuit Tour of Filmmakers, presented by South Arts, brings new films from independent filmmakers to cinemas throughout the South — and welcomes directors and producers to Q&A sessions and discussions in conjunction with each screening.
Writer-director Ani Simon-Kennedy’s “The Short History of the Long Road” delves into the subculture of American van living, through the story of teenage Nola (Sabrina Carpenter), who grew up on the open road with her beloved father Clint (Steven Ogg) – two nomads against the world.
The pair crisscross the United States in a lovingly refurbished van called The Hulk, making ends meet through odd jobs while relishing their independence. After a shocking rupture, Nola is cast out on her own. She realizes life as an outsider may not be her only choice. Engaging with others to integrate herself into a society she has never known, she forges a bond with an auto body shop owner (Danny Trejo) and senses the possibility of a more settled life. As she slowly expands the connections in her life, she is faced with the decision to get off the road for the first time, or to forge onwards alone – with only her wits and memories as her road map.
Scheduled for Q&A/post-film discussion: Director Ani Simon-Kennedy
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