A Great Lamp
79 mins | United States | 2019
Max, a young vagabond, journeys through a small North Carolina river town pasting up fliers of their recently deceased grandmother, longing to keep her memory alive. Howie, on the run from a past too painful to talk about, listens to fountain pennies and grants wishes from within. Gene, a hapless loner with no way out, is trapped in an endless cycle of pretending to work at a job he quit months ago, fearful of his father's wrath if he ever found out. Together and apart, this trio of drifters haunts the wasted spaces and unused corners of their world, looking to the sky for a fabled rocket launch that might pull their eyes off the ground and turn their sorrows into something meaningful.