WELCOME TO PINE HILL (2012, 81 min., Blu-Ray projection) is an extension of director Keith Miller’s earlier short film PRINCE/WILLIAM about an unexpected encounter surrounding a lost dog. Blurring the line between documentary and fiction, PINE HILL follows that short’s protagonist Shannon, a reformed drug dealer who is now an insurance claims adjuster, in the days following a grim medical diagnosis. Shannon, portrayed in an extraordinarily intimate performance by first time actor Shannon Harper, sets out to make peace with those around him and in turn find his own peace beyond the cacophony of New York City.
The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Slamdance and Atlanta Film Festivals, and newcomer Shannon Harper won a special jury prize as breakthrough performer at the Sarasota Film Festival.
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