Twenty-eight-year-old writer-director Tony Barbieri's surprisingly mature debut feature is a moody, beautifully acted character piece about two close friends whose lives have stalled and the conflict that ultimately drives them apart. It opens with Charlie
O'Connell (Jason Cairns) stepping through the gates of California's Unionville State Prison, where he's been doing time for helping his terminally ill grandfather die. Waiting for Charlie is high school friend Nick (Kane Picoy), who offers him a place to stay until he gets back on his feet. Once a
promising ballplayer signed to a New York Yankees farm team, Nick blew his future when he punched out his manager and...