The Motel Life
USA, 2013, 85 Minute Running Time
ENDS Thursday, December 5th.
This haunting melodrama from Chicago filmmakers Gabe and Alan Polsky follows Frank (Emile Hirsch) and Jerry Lee Flannigan, brothers who scrape out a paltry living, working odd jobs and drinking hard while living in a motel. Everything changes after a hit-and-run accident sends them on the lam, making their way to the home of Frank’s old flame Annie (Dakota Fanning). Although they seem to be safe from the law, Jerry Lee’s instability and all-consuming guilt renders their future increasingly uncertain.
"With super strong performances and a mood so melancholy-thick that you ache to comfort these men, The Motel Life is still a beautifully warm film with a very kind heart. It does not push the characters or manipulate them. It does not worry too much about its plot. The film is wise enough to just stand back and let its characters be. What a refreshing change. What a beautiful and sad film." -RogerEbert.Com
DIRECTOR: Alan & Gabe Polsky
US Distributor: Independent Film Company