Arid Cut

Arid Cut

CITIZEN CINEMA
DIRECTED BY: ROB NILSSON
STARRING: NIGHTTRAIN SCHICKELE | EMILY CORBO
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: JEFFREY GLIWA
GENRE: DRAMA

Synopsis:

Sky-high housing costs, rents no one can pay, urban development, and street crime make life difficult for RV dwellers in Berkeley, California. City bureaucrats collaborate with real estate agents to gentrify neighborhoods forcing out already marginalized people living in cars, trucks, and RVs. With no more West to escape to, they contemplate turning back East. Sandy 1, the clan’s Mother Teresa, beset with seizures, her nephew Rail, a young poet and tap dancer, traveling with his girlfriend Mitra on a motorcycle, look for clues to Arid Cut, a place in the desert where Rail might find Bert Neville, the father he never met. Ziggy and Travis, builders and jacks of all trades, think they might have a clue as the building site they’re working is shut down by the city. Taylor is a rapper looking for gigs along the way with his eccentric agent, Wes and his stoner friend, Geoff. Lucille drives Uber and lives with her mother in a van. Herbie sells meth for Pinto, dealer and RV dweller, in order to keep his younger brother in school. Sandy 1 suddenly dies of a seizure and friends gather to mourn. In Sandy’s honor, and to help Rail, they agree to head East on a search for Arid Cut.

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