Torino Film Festival

Braden King – The Evening Hour #TFF38

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A rural drama of life in a fading village in Appalachia.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Braden King, director of the film The Evening Hour

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A conversation with Braden King, director of The Evening Hour, from the 38th Torino Film Festival. The film tells the story of a nursing home aide becomes a small-time drug dealer, reselling his patients’ prescriptions. In this interview, King talks about what drew him to the Carter Sickels’ novel, which the film is based on, and the importance of the fading village in Appalachia where it is set. He also shares the reason why it has taken him almost a decade for him to direct his sophomore feature and more.

The Evening Hour: Dove Creek, West Virginia, was once a flourishing American mining town. Now, this post-industrial community is in decline. Cole Freeman works as a nursing home aide looking after the elderly, but he can hardly make ends meet even by dealing in illegal painkillers on the side. Like many of his generation, he is looking for a way out, but opportunities are few in this rapidly changing landscape. Cole belongs to a generation who feel trapped by a toxic combination of existential fear, lack of opportunity and powerlessness.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Braden King
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    The Evening Hour
  • Festival section
    Official Competition
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