New Releases


Directed by Jim Cummings

USA, 2018, 1h 32min, DCP, English

New Releases

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

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The Texas Film Commission will introduce our Sunday, Oct. 21 screening of THUNDER ROAD.

“Few films can make you laugh and cry until it hurts – almost in equal measure … THUNDER ROAD is tragi-comedy in its purest form, striking the perfect balance between the two … ” –Jump Cut Online

“An instant classic. I have seen humanistic American filmmaking’s future, and its name is Jim Cummings.” – David Fear, Rolling Stone

“…walks the line between cringe comedy and sincere anguish… Through a combination of caricature and psychological portrait, subtle touches and howls of impotent, uniformed rage, the film offers a memorable depiction of a man ill-equipped to deal with or direct his feelings—probably not all that different from the rest of us.” – Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club

Writer/director/lead actor Jim Cummings’ debut feature is a clever tragicomedy about a police officer whose life unravels after his mother’s passing, as he comes to terms with the reality of raising his daughter alone. Featuring Macon Blair, Nican Robinson and Kendall Farr.

Made in Austin, including select scenes filmed at Austin Studios.

Winner of the SXSW 2018 Audience Award

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