Today, we have a set of exclusive photos from the exciting new drama Blood Stripe. The movie is making it's World Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival today, Thursday, June 2nd. Though the screening has already sold out, you can get a first look here! And we've been told that a second screening has been added by popular demand on June 7th.
Blood Stripe is filmmaker Remy Auberjonois' directorial debut. His father, award winning TV actor René Auberjonois (Boston Legal, The Practice, Benson) stars in the film alongside lead actress Kate Nowlin (WGN's Outsiders, Young Adult) in what is being called a tour de force performance. The film shines a spotlight on PTSD in a way we rarely see. It is told from the perspective of a female combat veteran (Nowlin).
Blood Stripe vividly illustrates that the fight comes home with the soldier, regardless of gender. And we get to see some of the dramatic weight of that in our exclusive images courtesy of Tandem Pictures. LAFF programmer Drea Clark had this to say about the movie in an official statement.
"Remy Auberjonois's assured feature debut is an intense and searing portrait of PTSD's crippling manifestation from the perspective of a female protagonist-something rarely seen on film. Kate Nowlin is mesmerizing in this performance that vividly illustrates the psychological complexities of a former soldier barely holding it together, and who is forced to adjust to the mundane reality of everyday life."
A dramatic psychological thriller about a female Marine veteran and the struggle to come home, Blood Stripe follows a Sergeant who returns to her small town in Minnesota after a third tour with the Marines in Afghanistan. Unable to sleep, wracked by paranoia and anxiety, it is clear that in addition to the scars she bears on her torso, Our Sergeant carries unseen wounds. When a boisterous homecoming party provokes her into an explosive outburst, Our Sergeant has nowhere to turn, and so she runs...Deep into the North Woods.
Discovering a picturesque summer camp on the shores of a lake, Our Sergeant seeks refuge and at first, finds solace. But she cannot outrun her own heart of darkness and the pristine wilderness becomes fraught with peril. Take a look at the first photos, which delve into the high stakes drama at the core of this military tale. Passes and Tickets are available for the June 7 screening at the official LA Film Festival website.