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Alan Cumming & Garret Dillahunt star in Travis Fine’s new film “Any Day Now”

A film by Travis Fine
Starring Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt

Winner of the Heineken Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca Film Festival 212.

Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Frances Fisher, Gregg Henry, Kelli Williams, Don Franklin and newcomer Isaac Leyva star in the latest picture from writer/director Travis Fine.

SYNOPSIS:

In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he’s never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own.

DIRECTOR?S STATEMENT
I?m a huge fan of the gritty, character?driven dramas of the 1970?s. And I love stories about unlikely heroes finding love in unlikely places. But, when I first read a script which was written over thirty years ago inspired by the real?life story of a flamboyant gay man named Rudy and the mentally handicapped kid he looked after, I honestly did not know why I was so passionate about bringing the story to the screen. I?m a straight guy with a wife, three healthy kids and a house in the suburbs. And while I have always had a soft spot in my heart for those less fortunate and supported equal rights for all, I have never been overtly political or sought to champion a specific political cause with my writing or filmmaking. And then one day it happened…that ?aha? moment when I discovered my very deep rooted and personal connection to the story. I was literally on the floor, sobbing into my wife’s shoulder over the parental alienation that has so terribly damaged what was once an extremely close and loving relationship with my oldest daughter. Through the tears that streamed down my face, I asked, ?What right does she have to take my child away from me??. In that moment, I understood that Rudy?s pain was not unique. It was not a gay pain or a straight pain. It was not a white pain or a black pain. It was not a rich pain or a poor pain. It was the universal pain felt by anyone who has ever had a child they love taken from them against their will. And, in my moment of seemingly unbearable hurt that day, I understood why I had to make ?Any Day Now?.

The LA premiere of “Any Day Now” will be at the Outfest Film Festival on July 21st at the DGA Theatre.

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