A SOLDIER'S PASSAGE: Conversations from the Last Mile of the Long Walk Home - a local feature available NOW on our Virtual Cinema!

Jan 29 to Jun 30

Paul Ingles - 2019 - 142m - SUPPORT LOCAL FILMMAKING!

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A decorated World War 2 veteran named Tom Williams (Fred Schwab) meets some of his greatest challenges as he nears the end of a long life in a retirement home. He and his visiting son, Paul (Paul Ingles), find there are powerful lessons still to learn about themselves and each other as they both steer through the difficult days.

This first feature-length film by Albuquerque's Paul Ingles is based on the final months of Ingles’ own father’s life. John S. Ingles was widowed at the age of 88 when his wife of 60 years passed away, leaving him to finish out life’s ride alone in an assisted living community in North Carolina.  In his mildly fictionalized script, Paul Ingles’ father becomes Tom Williams (played  by Fred Schwab), Paul Ingles plays the middle son Paul Williams and his older brother and younger sister take on new names in the film too as Steve and Jane (played by Paul Venable and Janelle Lovin Mancha).

The film tracks the 9 months from the fall of 2015 to the summer of 2016 when Tom, now 93, begins to see his health slide after some fainting spells at the retirement home and subsequent visits to the hospital.

The three adult kids, spread out across the country, have differing opinions about whether to place their dad in hospice care with 24/7 Home Health support, something Tom is adamantly resisting. A long-planned trip to Australia for Jane and her family forces a decision on his care.

Viewers see the parallel conversational paths of Paul meeting with his Albuquerque therapist Don Daley (played by Gregory Nye), and Paul having a series of heart-to-heart talks with his father.

“I’ve been telling folks that the film is a cross between the very talky cult classic My Dinner with Andree and Tuesdays with Morrie - another film about the sharing of life-lessons between generations,” says Ingles.    The film was shot almost completely in Albuquerque with over 80 local actors and extras.

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A SOLDIER'S PASSAGE: Conversations from the Last Mile of the Long Walk Home - a local feature available NOW on our Virtual Cinema! poster