Dawn, a middle-aged woman who lives alone in a small town in Montana, spends her days working as a maid at a roadside motel and scrounging through junk she purchases at local storage auctions hoping to one day “hit the jackpot” and fund her travels and her escape from the town. Her humdrum life is slowly upended as Paul, a ramblin’ man from her past, rolls like a tumbleweed through her small town. Combustible dreams fail to ignite as lonely, middle-aged Dawn is confronted by lost love in Tired Moonlight’s Montana small town... “Every town has a post office, lovers, guns, switchblades and beer; you just have to know where to look and when to look the other way. Pitting grand landscapes against dinners of fried chicken and the roar of V8 engines on Saturday nights, Tired Moonlight wanders through solitaire games (always won), secrets lost in cavernous hearts, and the fifty miles of bad road that always gets you home,” says the film’s creator, Britni West. Full of that kind of real American poetry, both visual and aural, Tired Moonlight is a REAL “American Indie”—and a real discovery.
Sponsored by Jim & Cindy Hutchison
U.S.A. 2015 – Digital projection – 76 Minutes
Director, Screenplay, Producer, Print Courtesy: Britni West
Cast: Hilary Berg, Beck DeRobertis, Alex Karpovsky, Liz Randall, Paul Dickinson