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New Film 'Four' Ponders Freedom, Family, And Identity On The Fourth Of July: VIDEO

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'Four,' a new movie from writer-director Joshua Sanchez, may be hitting the big screen on September 13th, but it has got the freedom of summer on its mind. Based on a 1996 play by Christopher Shinn, the film takes place on the Fourth of July and follows Joe (Wendell Pierce) as he leaves his family in order to spend a night on the town with June (Emory Cohen), a young man he met online.  

The film's website has an official plot synopsis:

In a nameless, suburban American town, the smell of barbeque fills the air as Fourth of July celebrations move from a hot summer day into night. Joe, a man who works hard and travels a lot, leaves his family behind for the holiday, citing a business trip. Abigayle, his precocious daughter, is left to tend to her ill mother and manage the house on her own, yet again. Seeking just enough attention to get her through another night of her lonely responsibilities, she turns to Dexter, a former high school basketball star whose best days are behind him. And while Abigayle is out with Dexter, Joe is quietly spending time around town with June, a young man he met online who’s struggling to accept himself.  And for just this night, the small world that these four live in will become even smaller, though the freedom they experience has never been so dangerous, fleeting and honest.

Already a hit on the festival circut, 'Four' has garnered award nominations and a lot of buzz, including a coveted Independent Spirit Award nomination for Wendell Pierce's leading turn. It looks to be a fascinating, if not foreboding look into the lives of four people dealing with their inner demons.

Check out the atmospheric trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Emory Cohen plays June, not Noah Emmerich. :)

    Posted by: Erik | Aug 28, 2013 7:04:55 PM

  2. "June" is played by Emory Cohen, who played "Leo" on "Smash".

    Don't know where you got the idea that "June" is played by Noah Emmerich, who, at 48, is a little long in the tooth to play "...a young man he met online who’s struggling to accept himself."

    Posted by: bcarter3 | Aug 28, 2013 7:18:14 PM

  3. Great, just effing great. A movie about a craiglist closet case cheating on his sick wife, and it gets tons of awards and called inspirational and other crap.

    Maybe they should make a movie about that jerk who faked his death for nearly 20 years so he could live it up with his boy toy while his family fell apart.

    Posted by: E.nigma | Aug 28, 2013 7:27:37 PM

  4. E.NIGMA

    You're surprised that a movie would depict real life?

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Aug 28, 2013 8:01:21 PM

  5. @BRIAN IN TEXAS: no, I have a problem with a movies portraying married, cheating closet cases picking up underaged boys in a sympathetic light.

    What next, A sympathetic version of the Senator Larry Craig story? "Restroom stall to my heart"

    Posted by: E.nigma | Aug 28, 2013 8:14:03 PM

  6. So great to see Wendell Pierce in a movie. He was amazing in 'Treme' and looks like he'll be equally amazing here.

    Posted by: rob | Aug 29, 2013 12:32:31 PM

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