Every year there are countless indie films that, for all kinds of reasons, never escape the film festival circuit. Thankfully, though, there are companies like Oscilloscope that pluck these underdog films from obscurity and give them a shot on the big (and small) screen. And that's why it's our pleasure to premiere the poster and trailer for Oscilloscope's latest film, Welcome to Pine Hill, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival .
We haven't seen the film yet, so we'll rely on the official synopsis below to explain the plot, but between the buzz and the trailer we're more than a little excited for Keith Miller's film and can't wait to check it out when it hits theaters on March 1.
An extension of Keither Miller's earlier short film Prince/William about an unexpected encounter surrounding a lost dog, Welcome to Pine Hill blurs the line between documentary and fiction, following that short’s protagonist Shannon - a reformed drug dealer who is now an insurance claims adjuster - in the days following a grim medical diagnosis. Shannon, portrayed in an extraordinarily intimate performance by first time actor Shannon Harper, sets out to make peace with those around him and, in turn, find his own peace beyond the cacophony of New York City.