Indie Trailer Sunday: Hal Holbrook in That Evening Sun Trailer

October 25, 2009
Source: Apple

That Evening Sun Trailer

Earlier this week I was introduced to a small genre of film that I didn't know existed - Southern Gothic. If you're unsure of what exactly that means, like I was at first, just check out this trailer and you'll completely understand. Russ from SlashFilm recently pointed out this trailer for That Evening Sun that stars Hal Holbrook, Ray McKinnon, and Mia Wasikowska (who plays Alice in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland). It looks like Hal Holbrook can still deliver an oustanding performance. I was moved by his work in Into the Wild and it looks like this will be great thanks to him as well. Anyway, I've said enough, just watch this.

Watch the official trailer for Scott Teems' That Evening Sun:

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You can also watch the That Evening Sun trailer in High Definition on Apple

An aging Tennessee farmer named Abner Meecham (Hal Holbrook) returns to his homestead and must confront a family betrayal, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the potential loss of his beloved farm.

That Evening Sun is both written and directed by first-time Georgia-born filmmaker Scott Teems, of a few short films including A Death in the Woods previously. This film is based on William Gay's short story "I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down". Freestyle Releasing is bringing That Evening Sun to very limited theaters starting on November 13th this fall before expanding throughout November. Look for it locally!

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  • FekketCantenel
    Woah. Off the top of my head (someone correct me), I can't think of another movie quite like this, so it looks original and fascinating. I'll be happy to see a depiction of the South (where I live) that isn't predicated on banjos and buttrape. Over and over, I've seen the plight of the renting family in this trailer - when the woman says, "We finally have a chance at a new life," or something like that, I was deeply reminded of people I've seen in similar situations. Unfortunately, as with this antagonist, their problems are usually caused by the drunken half-maniac patriarch of the family. Maybe this movie will open people's eyes.
  • beavis
    i can't begin to say how EXCELLENT this movie looks. i've always enjoyed hal holbrooks acting in whatever movie he's in and this movie just looks so good.......i can't wait to see it.
  • Shemah
    That trailer was intense!! Looks like I'll need to stock up on Kleenex when I watch this.
  • Paulo
    I loved him in Into the Wild!
  • Kevin
    Whoa...looks good.
  • Bash
    Looks simply wonderful.
  • Scotty97
    This looks absolutely fantastic, I can't believe it's slipped past me this long. Great song in the trailer, too from Drive By Truckers, a band often referred to with similar adjectives, Southern Gothic Rock, etc... Can't wait to see this. I hope one of the little theaters in my part of the south actually plays it.
  • PimpSlapStick
    Looks good, has a similair tone to Monster's Ball, Black Snake Moan with a dash of the Straight Story
  • Sabes
    Looks really good. "I'll be happy to see a depiction of the South (where I live) that isn't predicated on banjos and buttrape." xD that made me laugh. I live in the South too.
  • Brad
    Yeah, this looks good. Can't wait to see it :)
  • jvj the Agnostic
    #1, #7, you mean there is more to the south then banjos and ass rape? Wow, i didnt know that.
  • klaus_komix
    WOW! This kinda came out of nowhere. I could see this going the way of 'Gran Torino' except a little less badass. Meaning a possible Oscar buzz and box office success.
  • xerxex
    #11 there is dances, social get togethers, and the occassional lynching, oh yeah we have a massive Conferderate knitting contest we have sweaters, hats, and suits we should come on down...I live in TN.
  • Colt
    wow. this looks simply amazing
  • Quanah
    #13 My wife punched me in the back of the head for laughing at your comment. I feel wrong now.
  • dELVIS
    Nice to see the preacher from Deadwood back in act. This trailer has made me curious about William Gay's writing.
  • Garrett
    Way to go movies, for giving southerners a bad rep.
  • xerxex
    #15 sorry, lol.
  • arjones
    It looks like a really good movie. I hope this is one I can reccomend to someone else to see like Gone Baby Gone. Sadly it seems those are far and few between. I was surprised to see Hal Holbrook. I thought he died. It must've been someone else. Ooops.
  • xerxex
    #19 James Whitmore died, maybe you meant him??
  • arjones
    OMG! Your'e right! #19 All this time I thought the lady from Designing Women was in mourning. Now I've gone and jinxed Hal. My brain sometimes will mix up 2 actors or actresses and for the rest of my life I'm confusing them with each other. Sorry 'bout that Hal.
  • parker84
    Incredible film! Saw it at SXSW this spring! Must see! Hal Holbrook is amazing as is Mia Wasikowska. It's opening in NY next week!
  • kitano0
    Hal Holbrook used to do a one-man show (heck, he still might) as Mark Twain. I'm sure you can find it on the internets somewhere. Please do. I remember seeing it in grade school. And I'm 54! Hal and Dixie = One Class Act!
  • kitano0
    Here, I'll make it easy for ya!
  • TaterM.
    If there is one independent film that needs to be seen by everyone this year it's That Evening Sun!! Hal Holbrook and his supporting cast are amazing!! Hal deserves an Oscar nomination for his performance!
  • movie buff
    anyone know what the song is in the second half of the trailer?




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