Mass shootings are certainly a chilling subject matter. Far from being an escapist narrative in someways, leave it to writer and director Henry Dunham to scribe and craft together what aims to be worthwhile and intriguing thriller, tackling the issue with reverence and poise in RLJE Films’ The Standoff At Sparrow Creek.
The film earned a fine round of reviews and responses from critics at this year’s TIFF. RLJE snatched the rights during its Toronto run and now the distro banner has rolled out its first trailer, host to a cast that lists James Badge Dale, Brian Geraghty, Patrick Fischler, Chris Mulkey, Happy Anderson and Robert Aramayo.
After a mass shooting at a police funeral, reclusive ex-cop Gannon realizes that the killer belongs to the same militia he joined after quitting the force. Knowing the police will be closing in on them, Gannon quarantines his fellow militiamen in a remote lumber mill. There, he sets about a series of grueling interrogations, intent on ferreting out the killer and turning him over to the authorities to prevent further bloodshed.
The Standoff At Sparrow Creek hits theaters, VOD and Digital HD on January 18.