In the Tradition of My Family (2006)

Run Time - 15 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

American writer/director Todd Davis adapted his disturbing 15-minute drama In the Tradition of My Family from a short story of the same name by Phil LaMarche. The film examines the emotional gradations in a tumultuous father-son relationship within a family that bears the brunt of a dysfunctional history. As the father, Benjamin (Jim Loutzenhiser), recognizes the tendency by which violence has been handed down intergenerationally, he consciously resists passing the disease along to his son, Billy (portrayed by Paul Kmiec as a young man and Jason Ferriter as an adult). Rachel Harker and Mick Hoegen co-star.