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Laurie Weltz, India Ennenga – Scout #RomaFF10

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SCOUT – a coming of age story written by mother and daughter

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Laurie Weltz, India Ennenga – director – Scout

Mother and daughter, director and actress wanting to work together: that’s how the film SCOUT was born. Laurie Weltz and her daughter India Ennenga tell FRED’s Chiara Nicoletti about the idea and the process that led them to writing SCOUT , directed by Laurie.

The film shows us how blood links don’t necessary mean FAMILY but we can always choose who we want to be part of our family and let our decisions be driven only by love.

SCOUT: Fifteen-year-old Scout lives with her younger sister Lulu and their great-grandmother on the edge of poverty in a small Texas town. But when government authorities declare Gram an unfit guardian, the girls’ father takes young Lulu to live with him, separating the sisters for the first time in their lives.

Scout reaches out to the only hope she has: her new friend Sam—a troubled young man who lives in an upscale mental institution nearby. Risking everything, she helps Sam escape. They steal a car and set out to find Lulu—with a Texas Ranger hot on their trail, determined to bring Sam back at any cost.

As the chase goes on, Scout must choose between the friend she loves, and the family she lost.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Laurie Weitz, India Ennenga
  • Interviewee role
    director, actress
  • Film title
  • Festival section
    Alice nella Città - competition
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