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Three siblings must face the emotional damage they suffered at the hands of their parents in this dark independent drama. Elderly farmer Raleigh is swilling whiskey while plowing the fields of his Ohio farm when he suffers a massive heart attack that claims his life. Raleigh's three children return home to tend to the funeral arrangements, though each has attempted to escape their father in their own way. Rachel (Alison Eastwood) long ago left the Midwest to open a restaurant, and has attempted to keep her mental demons at bay by shutting down her emotional side. Her sister, Izzy (Bonnie Root), drowns her inner rage with drugs, alcohol, and casual sex with men she barely knows. And while Yale (James Wlcek) rejected his dad, he has become a man very much like him, a taciturn farmer who has cut himself off from his family. Together, Rachel, Izzy, and Yale confront one another for the first time in years, and confront the painful physical and emotional abuse that has been part of their lives since they were kids. Don't Tell was produced in part by leading actress Alison Eastwood, the daughter of iconic filmmaker and actor Clint Eastwood.