Way Out Ahead of Us2022
Director: Rob Rice
Cast: Tracy Staggs, Mark Staggs, Nikki DeParis, Jacob Young
87 Min. | OV
In his feature debut Rice delves into the heart of the American dreamer. In an impoverished small town in the desert a man keeps his terminal illness a secret from his daughter so as not to interfere with her plans to move to the city of dreams – Los Angeles. Dagget, California is a small community of 200 people. To be born there is to want to leave. That’s exactly what 17-year-old Cassie plans to do. But saying goodbye to her friends and family includes just about everyone in town. And for her father it will be forever goodbye. Rice elevates a portrait of a complex and invisible community to a testament of people forced to find ways to survive in the face of the world’s most perverted and indifferent political economy: America.