Directed by Elizabeth Rodgers
Two sisters come home from college for the holiday to discover that their parents have a new dog. Struggling to cope with the waning health of their old dog, Penny, the family must learn how to endure loss while adapting to change. Meanwhile, there is one family member who is lost in the process. Another film by WCFF alumni and Oscar nominee Elizabeth Rodgers, who is expected to attend.
Elizabeth Rodgers, a Los Angeles native, is a screenwriter and filmmaker, having written for Paramount Pictures, Carsey/Werner and Showtime, among others. Her documentaries, including Exodus 1947, narrated by Morley Safer, have appeared nationally on PBS and on educational television worldwide. Other producing credits include: Speaking In Strings (Academy Award nomination, 2000), Pharaoh’s Army, Blood Memory; The Legend of Beanie Short.
Justin John Doherty / Independent / World Cinema features / United Kingdom / 2017 / 84 minsInfluenced by the character driven style of John Cassavetes’ films, Wilderness introduces viewers to John, a touring jazz musician who has never met a woman like Alice. That's because there aren't many women like Alice. Their love is urgent and physical and they have made heady declarations of devotion to each other. Blowing out of the city like a whirlwind in the night, Alice and John flee to the coast. However, over the course of this romantic weekend getaway, they come into contact with strangers and friends and the bubble threatens to burst as they discover the vulnerabilities, flaws and manipulations that were previously masked by the blissful waves of new love.