Blake Eckard is joining us to present his latest film and host the Low/No Budget Filmmaking Workshop with Ryan Harper
Gray, the star of Sinner Come Home, Jon Jost’s Homecoming and Over Here and Steve Taylor a local actor who also appears
in Jost’s films.
In a forgotten, Middle American town, at the onset of winter, Eddie Farnim (Ryan Harper Gray) tolerates a mundane
existence while his adoring wife, Jan, prays for a child and a simple life. After working long hours Eddie falls into
frequent nights drinking and catches the eye of his boss's loose wife, Kathy. Cuing in on a conquest, Kathy feeds Eddie
with bad advice and leads him deeper into questioning his future and marriage. Following a horrifying catharsis, Eddie
faces the most difficult choice of his life.
“Sinner Come Home was shot in ten straight days on re-canned 16mm. The crew consisted of me behind the camera and Alec
Jennings as sound man. Shooting took place in Gentry County, Missouri, (of which I'm a life-long resident) but the story
could easily be set within Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, or any other surrounding Midwestern state.
The film was made to be an honest portrait of life in the Middle American red, an area deeply rooted in religion, work
ethic and old time values. It is a picture with a specific point of view, but I hesitate to term it a “message" film.
Rather, I see it as an undeniable fable; a morality tale in modern tense. It is a story set to the backdrop of the rural,
blue-collar American working-class, a region with a specific culture that is sometimes, if not often,
misunderstood.” - Blake Eckard
The Flicks: Saturday, September 27th at 9:15pm
Edwards Boise Downtown Stadium 9: Sunday, September 28th at 12:00pm