Over Here

Directed by: Jon Jost

5243 N. Clark St.
60640 Chicago

Official Selection – Rotterdam Film Festival

Jason, a young soldier (played by Ryan Harper Gray), returns from Iraq and finds himself homeless in Portland, Oregon. He is taken in by Chris, an advertising executive (played by Stephen Taylor) whose polluted kindness begins to provoke Jason’s deep smoldering anger. Writer/director Jon Jost’s powerful response to the Iraq war couples a tense narrative with an elaborate use of sound to illustrate Jason’s interior world, and the actors’ hair trigger performances give the story an unusually raw edge. (2007, 76 min., video)

Also showing: Amtrak (2009, 27 min.)