Archive of films Passing Stones / Passing Stones

USA
2000, 91 min

Section: Forum of Independents
Year: 2002

A black comedy about what happens when God, money and family get all mixed up.


Synopsis

Leon is a thirty-year-old paper boy who talks to Jesus and still lives at home with his unstable mother and dope-addicted brother, Anthony. One day he receives a mysterious letter written in Polish from Henry Zabriski, a crazed customer on one of his rounds. When Henry commits suicide, Leon and Anthony go and find their estranged brother, who speaks Polish, and ask him to translate the letter. Goaded by the letter’s promise of hidden fortune buried “under a stone,” the brothers set off to find Henry’s heirs, only to discover a family just as defunct as their own. The brothers camp out in the Zabriski household and discover that the stone is actually Stone, the name of Henry’s long-dead son. A black comedy about what happens when God, money and family get all tangled up.

About the director

Roger Majkowski (writer, director, actor, editor) graduated in 1991. Since then he has worked on the fringes of the industry, writing and producing on a freelance basis. After seven long years Roger and a group of his colleagues and friends decided to pool their talents and make their own feature film.

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents
   
Director: Roger Majkowski
Screenplay: Roger Majkowski
Dir. of Photography: Alex Turner
Music: Peter Lopez
Editor: Roger Majkowski
Producer: Elizabeth Halpern
Production: Passing Stones Inc.
Cast: Roger Majkowski, Orlagh Cassidy, Tom Ellis, Elizabeth Van Meter, Thomas Majkowski, Jed O. Zion
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