NEW YORK PREMIERE
Brief Reunion (US, 2011; 88 min.)
Director: John Daschbach
Be careful who plays in your virtual sandbox - even if they're old friends.
Aaron Clark has forged a comfortable life in New England, close to his Ivy League roots. He has it all: financial security, a beautiful wife, and a close-knit circle of old friends. But this collegiate bond is shattered by the sudden and unnerving arrival of Teddy, a former classmate and the proverbial snake. Teddy worms back into their lives, "befriending" Aaron's innocent wife and assistant.
hijacks a 40th birthday surprise and then systematically stalks Aaron —
at home, at work, and in cyberspace. Bitter over Aaron's success, Teddy
also pries into his business affairs, hinting at improprieties through
a lethal combination of extortion and revenge. Relentlessly, he pushes
toward destruction by unearthing and dissecting the past. Pursued by
these demons, Aaron snaps. Is he the man he appears to be? Or is it
true that "Nobody really knows anybody, least of all themselves?" This
deep, dark question lies at the heart of human nature, and in Brief
Reunion, finds some disturbing and even fatal answers.
Cast: Alexie Gilmore, Francie Swift, Joel de La Fuente, John Ellison Conlee, Kristy Hasen, Quentin Mare, Scott Shepherd
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