THE TIES THAT BIND
“Based on the real life story of Thommy Kane”
The Ties That Bind
Elaine (newcomer Laura Whiteley) supports both herself and son the only way she knows how. Her son, Tristan (Black Phone’s Jacob Moran) protects his mother the only way he knows how, by sitting on the front porch and standing guard with his trusty brick. When Elaine explains to her son that she plans to spend her recent payday on her next fix and not on the new shoes for school that he truly needs, it sets off a chain of events that burden her son with the guilt and shame of his mother being placed in harm’s way to provide him with the additional money for those shoes.
When things go awry, Tristan is forced to examine his own life and decide whether or not he wants to continue to be her savior or decide to finally save himself.
- Wednesday, May 24th in a block between 3:30 – 5:30pm inside the American Pavilion, in Cannes France.
United States Premiere
- Friday, June 2nd at Noon, inside the Triplex Cinema at 70 Railroad St. Great Barrington, MA
- Saturday, June 3rd at 11:30 AM inside The Lenox Town Hall at 6 Walker St., Lenox, MA
- Friday, June 2nd, during block 5 at 2:15 PM at the National Museum of The Pacific War, inside The Historic Nimitz Ballroom at 311 E. Austin St. Fredericksburg, TX.
- Friday, June 9th at 6:30 PM inside the Harkins Theatre Bricktown at 150 E. Reno Ave., Oklahoma City, OK
- Sunday, June 11th at 11:30 AM inside the Harkins Theatre Bricktown at 150 E. Reno Ave., Oklahoma City, OK
Thommy Kane was born outside of Boston, Massachusetts. After overcoming the setbacks of living on the streets with a drug-addicted mother, by 18, he turned his love of music into a career as a hip-hop artist. By 23, he signed a record deal with Ted Field, the founder of Interscope Records, before releasing two albums independently. After acting in the movie “Waist Deep,” Thommy shifted his focus to writing, composing, and directing films, a true passion since acting in school plays at the age of nine. “New Shoes” is his directorial debut.
A very impressive short film that I would love to see turned into a feature.
THE TIES THAT BIND
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