Actor Hal Holbrook has had a long and distinguished career. Best known for his legendary role as the Watergate conspiracy lynchpin Deep Throat in All the President's Men, the actor was introduced to an all new audience in 2007 when he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Sean Penn's Into the Wild. A veteran of over one-hundred and twenty film and television projects, the actor has appeared in such movies as John Carpenter's The Fog, Capricorn One, The Star Chamber, Wall Street, Fletch Lives and The Firm, not to mention countless performances on popular television programs like Evening Shade, The West Wing and The Sopranos. It's safe to say that at age eighty-four, Holbrook shows no signs of slowing down as he is currently getting rave reviews for his performance as a Tennessee farm owner dealing with being forced off his farm and into a retirement home in That Evening Sun, opening in theaters on November 6th. We had an opportunity to speak with Mr. Holbrook and the director of That Evening Sun, Scott Teams, about the new film, how we treat the elderly in America, Holbrook's strong performance and the film's powerful message. To watch our exclusive interview click on the video clip below.
Abner Meecham, an aging Tennessee farmer discarded to a nursing facility by his lawyer son, flees the old folks' home and catches a ride back to his country farm to live out his days in peace. Upon his return, he discovers that his son has leased the farm to Abner's old enemy and his white trash family. Not one to suffer fools or go down easy, Abner moves into the old tenant shack on the property and declares that he won't leave until the farm is returned to his possession. But Lonzo Choat, the new tenant, has no intention to move out or give in to the old man's demands. This sets up a ruthless grudge match between Abner and Choat, each man right in his own eyes, each too stubborn to give an inch. Angered by his son's betrayal, and haunted by recurring dreams of his long-dead wife, Abner sets about his own path toward reclaiming his life. Lines are drawn, threats are made, and the simmering tension under the Southern sun erupts, inevitably, into savagery. Also starring Ray McKinnon, Walton Goggins, Mia Wasikowska, Carrie Preston, Barry Corbin and Dixie Carter, directed by Scott Teams, That Evening Sun opens in theaters on November 6th.