HOME, JAMES is one of the better examples of American independent cinema to have come our way this year. It's a sweet little movie, but not a simple one, as it tracks the love story that develops between a photographer -- who, to make a living, chauffeurs late-night drunks home in their car as a kind of paid, designated driver -- and the young woman he first chaffeurs and then falls for.
Jonathan Rossetti and Kerry Knuppe -- and written with an ear for region and detail that rings wondefully true by Mr. Rossetti (above, right) and Julie Gearheard (above, left), both of whom play major roles in the film). Rossetti also directed the movie, making him a talented triple threat.
Expecially good in the role of the art gallery owner is Kathleen Rose Perkins (A Short History of Decay); ditto Marshall Bell (above) in the role of the owner of the photo development shop where Gearheard works and Rossetti uses as his darkroom.
James Ponsoldt would be proud).
Devolver Digital Films and running just 83 minutes --comes out via Digital VOD on August 12. Don't let it get by you unseen.