Jim Cummings...doesn’t cover anything up. He exposes the character he’s playing like an X-ray. He rips the band-aid off a certain kind of contemporary middle-class heartland despair, and the result is an altogether uncanny small drama.
— Owen Gleiberman, Variety
This screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with Jim Cummings, director, writer, and star of the film.
Thunder Road is a tragicomic portrait of Jim Arnaud (Jim Cummings), a Texan police officer struggling to raise his young daughter after the death of his mother.
Originally a short film, Thunder Road won the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2016 and screened at Indie Grits the same year. The feature-length film won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW 2018.
This film is part of our celebration of Art House Theater Day.