2015 USA Film Festival: Gallows Road
The USA Film Festival will screen Gallows Road as part of a salute to actor Ernie Hudson.
Shop owner and devoted family man Bob Collins (Hudson) finds his faith tested when a night of racially motivated violence takes the lives of his wife and children and destroys his home. While one of the perpetrators, Jake (Bill McAdams Jr.) struggles with guilt and the desire to do the right thing, Bob’s brother Seth (Marcus M. Maldin) tries to help his sibling find the strength to forgive those responsible, while local thug Snake Cain (Rett Terrell) terrorizes his cohorts to keep them silent, and Jake’s boss (Kevin Sorbo, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) tries to help these broken souls reconnect with God.
Hudson gives a terrific performance in this stirring and uplifting drama written and directed by McAdams and filmed exclusively in North Texas. The great local cast also includes Denise Lee, Mary Jean Bentley (also producing), Brent Anderson, Frank Mosley, Sharice Henry Chasi, and newcomers Isaac Smith and Megan Dalby.
A film clip compilation tribute saluting Hudson will precede the film. Hudson, Bill McAdams and local cast and crew will be in attendance.