Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
After his mother dies, Dan McCarthy (Jonah Bay) returns to his upstate New York family home hoping to find out why his older brother Robert (Hugh O'Gorman) was not at the funeral. Once a promising pianist, Robert now drives a delivery truck when not hassling his girlfriend Julie (Julie Kessler). Dan hangs out with the two for several days while repairing his car. At a lake one night, Robert threatens Dan and Julie with a gun, triggering flashbacks to his father's suicide. Shown at the 1997 Hamptons Film Festival, Upstate is Steven O'Connor's feature directorial debut.
brother, death, funeral, girlfriend, mother, pianist, suicide