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Welcome To Pine Hill (2013)

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WELCOME TO PINE HILL is an extension of Miller's earlier short film PRINCE/WILLIAM about an unexpected encounter surrounding a lost dog. Blurring the line between documentary and fiction, PINE HILL follows that short's protagonist Shannon, a reformed drug dealer who is now an insurance claims adjuster, in the days following a grim medical diagnosis. Shannon, portrayed in an extraordinarily intimate performance by first time actor Shannon Harper, sets out to make peace with those around him and in turn find his own peace beyond the cacophony of New York City. (c) Official Site

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Cast

Mary Meyers
as Taxi Driver
Landon Van Soest
as Interviewee #1
Katie Vitale
as Interviewee #2
Ernest Bastien
as Dealer Friend
Maria Mogavero
as Interviewee #3
Ronnit Keha
as Interviewee #4
Lily Jayne
as Brooklyn Bartender
B.J. Rubin
as Brooklyn Barback
Manuel Maya
as Taxi Driver
Jelisha Gatling
as Interviewee #5
David Williams
as Old Faithful
Willie Meyers
as Loosie Seller
Margaret Meyers
as Miss Margaret
Jay Williams
as Loan Shark
Crystal Orthodoxou
as Diner Waitress
Thom Jude
as White Guy in Dinner
Mark Read
as Hiker in Pine Hill Bar
Kenneth Barnett
as Bar Patron #1
Amanda Bowie
as Bar Patron #2
Marcus B. Hougen
as Bar Patron #3
Ronicka Manon
as Bar Patron #4
Chris Daloritz
as Bar Patron #6
Steve Witte
as Pine Hill Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Welcome To Pine Hill

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

Mixes real-life situations and characters with fictionalized narrative threads to create a highly authentic slice-of-life drama.

June 6, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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At times the improvised dialogue seems too schematic and superfluous, especially in view of such exploratory and observant handheld camera work. Otherwise, though, this is wonderful stuff.

March 1, 2013 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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A tender cinema verite take on one man's quest for spiritual redemption.

March 1, 2013 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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Writer-director Keith Miller's existential tone and Harper's gentle approach and giant soul turn this New York story with a final twist into something special.

March 1, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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[It] relies on understatement and indirection to arrive at a powerful and resonant meaning.

February 28, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5
New York Times
Top Critic

Welcome to Pine Hill precariously navigates the line between representing the perspective of a black male and projecting a white man's guilt onto it.

February 26, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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