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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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.

beavis on Oct 25, 2009


That trailer was intense!! Looks like I'll need to stock up on Kleenex when I watch this.

Shemah on Oct 25, 2009


I loved him in Into the Wild!

Paulo on Oct 25, 2009


Whoa...looks good.

Kevin on Oct 25, 2009


Looks simply wonderful.

Bash on Oct 25, 2009


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.

Scotty97 on Oct 25, 2009


Looks good, has a similair tone to Monster's Ball, Black Snake Moan with a dash of the Straight Story

PimpSlapStick on Oct 25, 2009


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.

Sabes on Oct 25, 2009


Yeah, this looks good. Can't wait to see it 🙂

Brad on Oct 25, 2009


#1, #7, you mean there is more to the south then banjos and ass rape? Wow, i didnt know that.

jvj the Agnostic on Oct 25, 2009


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.

klaus_komix on Oct 25, 2009


#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.

xerxex on Oct 26, 2009


wow. this looks simply amazing

Colt on Oct 26, 2009


#13 My wife punched me in the back of the head for laughing at your comment. I feel wrong now.

Quanah on Oct 26, 2009


Nice to see the preacher from Deadwood back in act. This trailer has made me curious about William Gay's writing.

dELVIS on Oct 26, 2009


Way to go movies, for giving southerners a bad rep.

Garrett on Oct 26, 2009


#15 sorry, lol.

xerxex on Oct 26, 2009


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.

arjones on Oct 26, 2009


#19 James Whitmore died, maybe you meant him??

xerxex on Oct 26, 2009


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.

arjones on Oct 27, 2009


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!

parker84 on Oct 27, 2009


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 on Oct 30, 2009


Here, I'll make it easy for ya!

kitano0 on Oct 30, 2009


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!

TaterM. on Oct 30, 2009


anyone know what the song is in the second half of the trailer?

movie buff on Nov 9, 2009

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