BRAVE THE DARK
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DAMIAN HARRIS | USA | 2023 | 122 MIN | ENGLISH
Based on a powerful true story, this 1980s-set drama features veteran actor Jared Harris (Mad Men) as a high school teacher determined to help a troubled student confront the darkness in his past and forge a hopeful new future. Harris stars as Stan Deen, a beloved English and drama teacher in rural New Holland, Pennsylvania. Uncommonly invested in the lives of his students, Stan is moved to take in Nate (Nicholas Hamilton, It), a homeless young man on a self-destructive path. Through Stan’s tough but kind-hearted guidance, Nate finally has a chance to get on the right track, though getting past his traumatic youth poses challenges for them both. Shot and set in the Lancaster area, Brave the Dark is a moving and deeply personal tribute to a life-changing mentor whose commitment to optimism and human connection still resonates.
Cast: Jared Harris, Nicholas Hamilton, Jamie Harris, Sasha Bhasin
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