BULLITT COUNTY is an action/thriller about four friends who reunite for a bachelor party in the Fall of 1977 to hunt for buried Prohibition money on the Bluegrass Bourbon Trail, only to become ripped apart by greed, corruption, and murder.
The film is an exciting mix between 'No Country For Old Men,' 'Deliverance,' and 'The Shining.'
Ten years ago, four college friends set out on the Bluegrass Bourbon Trail to visit their favorite Kentucky distilleries. But their exciting adventure took a dark turn when a terrible tragedy struck, something that would haunt them for the rest of their lives . . Now, ten years later in 1977, the friends reunite for Gordie’s bachelor party. Keaton, his best man, figures there’s no better way to celebrate than to relive the good ol’ days by finishing the Bourbon Trail.
But ever since the tragedy in college, Gordie’s life has been especially rough. Their shared secret continues to plague him, and after being injured in Vietnam, he hit the bottle pretty hard. Now that he’s sobered up and gotten his life back together, he’s in no shape to visit a bunch of distilleries.
Luckily, Gordie discovers a way out during their distillery tour. He hears of the Bullitt Treasure—buried Prohibition money out in the woods of Bullitt County. And legend has it that the Bullitt Family protects the money at all costs.
Looking for any reason to hop off the Bourbon Trail, Gordie plays the groom card, and soon the friends are digging for treasure in the middle of nowhere.
But something much worse than the Bullitt Family awaits them in Bullitt County. This reunion has begun to erode Gordie’s years of repression, and that dark secret they all share is about to resurface in violent and terrible ways. Ways that may rip the friends apart for good.
Director Biography - David McCracken
DAVID MCCRACKEN is a Director, Writer, Producer, and Actor with a long and varied career in filmmaking and writing. He most recently earned his MFA in Film & Television Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He also has an MA in Creative Writing from Ball State University, as well as a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Evansville. McCracken has been awarded numerous grants, scholarships, and honors for his creative work, most notably the prestigious 2011 USC James Bridges Memorial Scholarship for Directing, the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Science Foundation Production Award, and the USC Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Award for his short film “I Am Become Death.” "OstrichLand," McCracken’s USC graduate thesis film, has been to more than twenty festivals around the world, including Vancouver, Australia, and Hong Kong. It won the Alexis Jury Prize for Best Emerging Student Filmmaker at Palm Springs, Best Student Film at Carmel International, and Best Editing/Best Comedy finalist at USC’s First Film.
Rasheed - US Premiere 7:00pm Wed TBD
Screening And Q&A With Lebanese Filmmaker Samia Badih Complimentary Wine For Audience
Rasheed Director: Samia Badih 74 Samia Badih's film Rasheed documents the life of Badih's late uncle Rasheed Broum who was killed, at the age of 29, in an airstrike in the city of Sidon during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 – three years before she was born. More than 30 years after the tragedy, Samia goes on a quest to find out more about her uncle’s story of life and death, as it is told by the friends and family who survived him and knew him best, mainly his sister Rasha and his best friend Ghassan. At the heart of the film is the story Rashee'd sister, Rasha who has not coped well with her brother’s loss. Rasheed captures one of the many war stories from the southern city of Sidon, Lebanon through Badih’s own personal journey.