Produced and filmed entirely in Kentucky, Runoff is coming off a successful opening in New York City, where among independent films it turned in the nation’s second-highest Per Theater Average at the box office and was called an “impressive directorial debut” by The New York Times and, according to RogerEbert, a must-see for anyone who wants “to say you were there when a great American filmmaker’s career kicked off.”
Runoff tells the story of a woman who goes to desperate lengths to save her family when they are threatened from their land. It was filmed on working farms in Oldham and Henry counties, as well as locations near Loretto and Erlanger. It stars Joanne Kelly (TV’s Warehouse 13, Hostages), Neal Huff, (Meek’s Cutoff, The Grand Budapest Hotel, HBO’s “The Wire”), Alex Shaffer (The Lifeguard, Win Win) and Tom Bower (Crazy Heart, Nixon, Die Hard 2).
Runoff was filmed over the course of autumn, at harvest time, when the trees turned red and the tobacco leaves hung yellow in the barns. The majority of the cast and crew are Kentucky natives.
The two-city Kentucky premiere will take place Friday, July 24 at the Kentucky Theater in Lexington and the Village 8 Cinema in Louisville, both of which will show Runoff for a week. The daily screenings at the Village 8 in Louisville are at 12:50, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. The Kentucky Theater screenings in Lexington are TBA.