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Shooting With John

A Conversation About Film...With Guns by John Yost

Shooting With John: Knuckle Jack

On this special episode of Shooting With John we shoot shotguns in Los Angeles with John Adams and talk about the experience of family filmmaking. Knuckle Jack is a wonderful microbudget film made by the Adams family in the backwoods and backyards of upstate New York.

Jack is a small-town, foul-mouthed drunk with an artistic gift for thievery. Haunted by a youthful tragedy, he passes through his days in a lonely haze, robbing wealthy weekenders’ homes only to score more drugs, booze and bitterness. When Jack is asked to care for his eight-year-old niece Frankie for one thick, hot Catskill summer, his crooked patterns are challenged. But Frankie is navigating her own troubles and just may be the accomplice, and catalyst, Jack is waiting for.

Knuckle Jack has screened at a number of festivals already and will be at the Woods Hole Film Festival, July 27th to August 3rd. The film recently won the jury award for best feature film at the Cinema at the Edge Film Festival in Santa Monica, CA. Keep an eye out for this grassroots, micro, family drama.

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