West Coast Premiere
Henry Dunham’s razor tight thriller manages to cram more excitement and tension into its brief 88 minute running time than a hundred overblown thrillers three times its length.
Set over the course of one night, the film focuses on an imploding militia searching for the traitor in its midst, whose actions resulted in a shooting at a cop’s funeral. With the clock ticking and every second counting against them, retired cop Gannon must utilize his old skills to discover exactly what machinations pervade this ragtag group.
Dunham’s exquisite script is married with gorgeous cinematography, befitting of one of the sublimest cinematic experiences you’ll have this year. With a muted color palette, he paints a section of society often represented simplistically on screen in rich, complex hues, forging an indelible humanity in a set of characters whose actions are often difficult to empathize with.
THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK is a blistering thrill-ride that jolts you from one stop to the next without pausing for a breather: a brutal thriller whose staccato rhythm will burrow under your skin and remain with you for the rest of your days.
Director: Henry Dunham
Egyptian Theatre: Shudder Screen