U S A - 63 minutes
A young businessman, disillusioned with his life and bored by his surroundings, mysteriously finds himself in the desert. After making his way back to civilization, and encountering a handful of local personalities, the man decides to abandon his former life and reinvent himself as the owner of a junkyard in a ghost town. When his initial euphoria subsides, loneliness and boredom compel him to seek out company. In a nearby town he meets a waitress and her brother, who introduce him to a circle of desert misfits. A desperate night of excess with the group leaves the man faced with a choice between the desolate desert or the desolate city. Alternately introspective, vulgar and comedic, Trona draws inspiration from the landscape and the people of the Mojave Desert. Junkyards, structures and abandoned landscapes are all characters in their own right, playing opposite the quiet, mustached protagonist.
Screening at:4:00 pm Saturday 12/3
Totem 8 Theatres5:30 pm Thursday 12/8
Fireweed - Festhouse 1