Overwhelm the Sky

Showings

Roxie Theatre Sun, Feb 10 2:46 PM
Roxie Theatre Mon, Feb 11 9:16 PM
Film Info
Director:Daniel Kremer
Film Category:Narrative
Local
Running Time:100 min
Country:USA
Year of Release:2019
Premiere:World Premiere

Description

Loosely adapted from Charles Brockden Brown's 1799 novel "Edgar Huntly, or Memoirs of a Sleepwalker," Overwhelm the Sky tells the story of Edgar "Eddie" Huntly, an east coast radio personality who moves to San Francisco to marry Thea, the sister of his best friend Neil. Shortly before Eddie's arrival, Neil is found murdered in Golden Gate Park in what the police surmise was a simple mugging gone awry. As the sullen Eddie steps in as interim host of his old friend Dean's late-night talk-radio show, he obsessively makes regular visits to the forested spot where Neil's corpse was found. One such visit unleashes a chain of unpredictable events that sends Eddie snooping into the life of a sleepwalking drifter with a mysterious past. -JM