2015 USA Film Festival: The Doo Dah Man
After a fight with his absentee father, promising young photography student Jake (Will Brittain) abandons college and life in New Jersey with his mother (Katherine Willis) to hitchhike to California. In Arizona, he fatefully crosses paths with escaped convict Smitty (Dallas’ own Glenn Morshower), a smooth-talking con man. The two form a tenuous friendship while scamming their way across the back roads of Texas, barely staying a step or two ahead of the law. Their unlikely friendship helps both come to terms with their broken relationships as they confront troubled pasts and uncertain futures.
Morshower gives a terrific performance in this stirring work by writer/director Claude Green, making his narrative feature film debut. Morshower, Green, Willis, producer Suzanne Weinert and other guests will be in attendance. The screening will also serve as a salute to Morshower.