Based on a novel by John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War
, THE WIZARD OF LONELINESS is an atmospheric coming-of-age tale set in a small Vermont town during WW II. Lukas Haas plays Wendall Olet, a precocious 12-year-old who is sent to live with his grandparents. Sullen and
isolated, Wendall believes himself to have great powers. Wendall's aunt and uncle (Lea Thompson and Lance Guest) mourn the death of Duffy (Dylan Baker) who is thought to have been killed in the war. Actually, Duffy has returned to the small town unnoticed, his mind warped by combat and given to
fits of violence. Drenched in golden-hued nostalgia, THE WIZARD OF LONELINESS looks l...