Stories From Town

Familial dysfunction, unstable tykes, failing marriages and a parade. You could find those things in just about any Texas town—large or small. You just don't have to look too hard to find them in Borland, a film named for the town in which it's set. Directed by Quam Odusi, this little indie flick tackles wanderlust, love and loss—sort of like The Ice Storm but in a warmer climate and with a lot more of them Southern accents. Our favorite element? According to press materials, Borland examines the "delicate emotional roller coaster of young adults." Hey, we still have flashbacks to grade 10, so maybe Odusi's film could help us learn to throw our arms up on the drops and embrace that tickle in our bellies when we’re pulling Gs. That, or the "harsh reality of sudden loss" will depress us so much we'll actually believe we had it good back then. Either's fine. Guess we'll see Sunday when the cast and crew offer a meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. followed by a screening of the film (presented by the Dallas Film Series) at 7:30 p.m. A Q&A with the director follows. Studio Movie Grill is located at 5405 Belt Line Road in Addison. Admission is $5. Visit
Sat., Sept. 2, 6:30 p.m.