On a visit to his childhood home to look in on his mother, the famous playwright Robert Longfellow is taken hostage by Gus, an ex-con neighbor he has avoided since he was a boy. As the drama unfolds on the cable news channels, the two men unexpectedly bond until the mood darkens and shots ring out.
Best Actor (David Morse), FIPRESCI Prize (Martin Donovan), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2011.
Martin Donovan (born August 19, 1957) is an American film, stage and television actor. He has had a long collaboration with director Hal Hartley, appearing in many of Hartley's films, such as Trust (1990),Surviving Desire (1991), Simple Man (1992), Filirt (1993), Amateur ( 1994), and The Book of Life (1998; in which he played Jesus). Donovan plays Peter Scottson, the DEA agent on Showtime's cable series Weeds. He made his writing/directorial debut in 2011 with the film Collaborator.