Special Guest: Lea Thompson
THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH, Jim Hemphill
USA / 2013 / 96 min / English
Musician Robert (John Shea) is a perpetual starving artist with low overhead and minimal commitments. When Robert's daughter announces that she's engaged, he advises her against it - his own marriage to Emily (Lea Thompson) didn't last, and he doesn't understand why anyone would want to give up their independence. Yet when Robert and Emily reunite and dredge up old memories and hurts, both discover they have a lot of unresolved issues and that love, marriage and divorce aren't quite as simple as they'd like.
Screenplay: Jim Hemphill / Producers: Daniel Farrands, Thommy Hutson, Lea Thompson / Cinematographer: Roberto Correa / Editor: Michael Benni Pierce / Composer: Sean Schafer Hennessy / Production Designer: C.J. Strawn / Art Director: Christopher Gray / Principal Cast: Lea Thompson, John Shea, Danielle Harris, Keri Lynn Pratt / Contact: Jim Hemphill www.troublewiththetruth.com https://twitter.com/JimmyHemphill
DIRECTOR BIO: Jim Hemphill is an L.A.-based filmmaker who began his career as a critic for publications including Film Quarterly, the Chicago Reader, and American Cinematographer. His directorial debut, BAD REPUTATION, won numerous awards on the horror film festival circuit before its DVD/VOD release through Maverick Entertainment and Warner Bros. His second film as writer-director, THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH, received rave reviews from Variety, Roger Ebert, The Village Voice, and The Hollywood Reporter, among other outlets, and will be released on home video in early 2014. In addition to his filmmaking endeavors, Jim interviews cinematographers for the ASC podcast series at www.theasc.com and moderates Q&As at the American Cinematheque.
Special Guests: Lea Thompson & Jim Hemphill
The 28th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival runs Oct 18 - November 11, 2013 in Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, Sunrise, Pompano Beach and on Grand Bahama Island. The fest moves to Saint Augustine January 16 - 19, 2014. There are over 200 films plus a galaxy of parties, cruises, and special events. Special guests include Ann-Margret, Ed Asner, Tab Hunter, Anna Paquin, Lea Thompson, Aphrodite Jones, Guy Harvey, Jonathan Bird, Pauly Cohen, William Grefe, Jonas Armstrong, Hannah Tointon and Michael Bolton. FLIFF is the Guiness World Record holder for longest in the world.