Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Billy in the Lowlands stars Henry Tomaszewski as a wild youth who spends the better part of his time in the Massachussetts penal system. Billy busts out of jail, wanders through the streets of Boston, and does his best to re-establish a relationship with his aloof father. The film was produced independently in hopes of finding a major distributor via the film-festival circuit. The Theatre Company of Boston picked up the production tab and provided most of the acting talent. Director Jan Egleson followed up Billy in the Lowlands with the like-themed 1981 Dark End of the Street, which was also filmed in Boston and also featured Henry Tomaszewski.
escape, estrangement, father, parent/child-relationship, prison, son