“..builds atmosphere, psychological texture, an ingrained sense of place and a needling undercurrent of dread.” – Hollywood Reporter
“Sophie Reid and Allison Tolman give two of the most unforgettable performances of SXSW 2017.” -Ebert.com
This critically celebrated, superbly performed film about musical legacy and a reunion between estranged sisters is also an ode to central Texas culture, music and landscape. An AFS Grant-supported film and SXSW 2017 narrative competition selection.
Merle (Allison Tolman, FX’s “Fargo”) finds her life beginning to splinter when Sinaloa (newcomer Sophie Reid), the musician half-sister she never knew existed, appears on her doorstep in Texas. Initially distrustful of this enigmatic woman, a bond quickly forms between the two. As Merle allows her half-sister into her life, Sinaloa reveals a quiet fury through her music, and her fierce attachment begins to place Merle’s career aspirations, her relationship to her mother, and even her impending marriage, in jeopardy. Merle fights to keep her world together while Sinaloa’s increasingly intense and erratic behavior threatens to erupt into something darker. Co-starring Jobeth Williams and Luis Bordonada. The music of Colin Gilmore, Butch Hancock, The Harvest Thieves, The Mastersons, Bob Livingston, & Richard Bowden are all featured in the film.