Indie Watch: Sleeping and Waking

“Sleeping and Waking” is the latest film from director Joe Banno.

The Story: Sullivan Daniels (Jeff Allin) is an artist known for extremely detailed and harsh religious paintings and woodcuts. Faced with terminal cancer, he opts for an experimental treatment. Following the procedure he can’t draw as he once had, his mother believes he’s thwarted God’s will and his wife won’t touch him. He now must find a way back from the darkness of his decision.

Stars: Jeff Allin, Hope Lambert, Helen Hedman, and Ray Ficca.

For more information, check out the website at: www.sleepingandwaking.com

NOTE: The movie opens on Friday, December 4, 2009 at the Regal Park Terrace Stadium 6 theaters in Charlotte, NC.

4 Responses to “Indie Watch: Sleeping and Waking”

  1. 1 bo
    December 6, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    My wife and I were able to see this flick. If you’re looking for a Sundance/French style flick that might get you searching your own self for a few answers, go for it. Chris Stezin, the playwright/screenwriter, is somebody I hope will get a chance to develop more stories. His characters were very American and very real. No Hollywood BS. They were rather plain, but likable. I liked how the story developed. We were told enough to know what’s going on. In the end, like the main character, we find our own answers to a myriad of questions. But my wife wondered if this movie was about the age-old question, ‘what is the meaning of life?’


  2. April 5, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Sleeping and Waking opens April 23 at the Lee 4 Star Theater in San Francisco.
    Check it out: http://www.lntsf.com/4-star_theatre


  3. 3 Herald Square
    June 23, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    The Village Tattler calls “Sleeping and Waking” a “thoughtful and poignant film” and Jeff Allin’s performance “tormented, understated and Brando-esque.”
    See the full review at: http://villagetattler.com/2010/06/19/sleeping-and-waking-better-to-quit-while-youre-a-head/


  4. 4 Herald Square
    October 29, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Now available on DVD from Amazon!


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