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Clayton Center for the Arts presents "That Evening Sun" starring Hal Holbrook in a performance of a lifetime!
when: Tue, September 7, 2010
where: Ronald And Lynda Nutt Theatre
time: 7:30pm

Film Screening Fundraiser and DVD Release

"Hal Holbrook shines in THE EVENING SUN" Curt Holman, Creative Loafing

"Wonderful…Holbrook is brilliant. This film absolutely deserves to be seen" Harry Knowles, Ain't It Cool News

"Mr. Holbrook’s fierce, contained performance matches in depth and truthfulness his portrayal… in “Into the Wild" Stephen Holden, NY Times (Critic's Pick)

"A special, special movie" Scott Knopf, Film Threat

"A Gem…classic Southern Gothic" Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

"Holbrook who keeps us engaged throughout. There is no question this is one of 2009's greatest performances, an Oscar-worthy turn in every way" Pete Hammond, Back Stage magazine

"Holbrook is a true marvel to watch. If there were justice in Hollywood he would win a Best Actor Oscar for the film" Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects

"Superb! Powerful storytelling that cuts deep. One of the best first features in recent years. Holbrook deserves serious Oscar consideration" Ryan McNally,

"Holbrook giving one of the best performances of his career" Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

"**** FOUR STARS! Holbrook has found a career-making role. It is a towering performance that will be remembered" Jonathan W. Hickman, EInsiders

"An exceptionally fine, richly atmospheric film. Holbrook is at the absolute top his game. A career highlight star turn" Joe Leydon, Variety


Abner Meecham, an aging Tennessee farmer discarded to a nursing facility by his lawyer son, flees the old folks' home and catches a ride back to his country farm to live out his days in peace.

Upon his return, he discovers that his son has leased the farm to Abner's old enemy and his white trash family. Not one to suffer fools or go down easy, Abner moves into the old tenant shack on the property and declares that he won't leave until the farm is returned to his possession. But Lonzo Choat, the new tenant, has no intention to move out or give in to the old man's demands.

This sets up a ruthless grudge match between Abner and Choat, each man right in his own eyes, each too stubborn to give an inch. Angered by his son's betrayal, and haunted by recurring dreams of his long‐dead wife, Abner sets about his own path toward reclaiming his life. Lines are drawn, threats are made, and the simmering tension under the Southern sun erupts, inevitably, into savagery.

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