You've probably seen Katie Groshong and Jeff Wedding at the Nashville Film Festival this week, talking up their feature A Measure of the Sin. To see it, though, you'll need to duck out of NaFF (or at least slip out of the closing-night gala early) and head over to The Belcourt tonight at 10 p.m., when the movie makes its local premiere.
Every childhood is normal to the child who lives it. For Meredith that means an enchanted seclusion that is shattered when she is deprived of her mother. Desperate and alone, Meredith must join a household with other women and their children, a sinister man who controls every facet of her existence, and a vicious bear that only she can see. As life in this world becomes increasingly strange and frightening, Meredith realizes that she must flee, even though she fears she has not learned enough to survive on her own.
Actor-producer (and former Belmont music student) Groshong and director-writer-cinematographer-editor Wedding first teamed on the 2004 thriller Blind. She's received extra attention this week at NaFF for her role in Chad Crawford Kinkle's horror film Jug Face, which earned an added second screening tonight at 6. A Measure of the Sin was co-written by Kristy Nielsen and co-stars a number of familiar local faces, including Starina Johnson and Ryan Jackson. Admission tonight is $10.