2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

The Frontier

Sean, a retired literature professor and civic activist, writes a letter to his estranged son, Tennessee, a ranch hand. Tennessee is uncertain how to respond, but knowing he should see his aging father, he decides to go home. Tennessee arrives just as Nina, Sean’s personal trainer fresh off a bad breakup, accepts Sean’s offer to move in and help him write his memoirs. The tension between Sean and Tennessee is ever-present. As Sean and Nina work, Tennessee avoids his overbearing father with fix-up projects around the house. One evening after Nina has gone out, Sean and Tennessee find themselves alone in the house for the first time. No longer able to avoid each other, the two men must talk.

Director: Matt Rabinowitz

Executive Producer: Elliot Roberts

Producer: Jeffry A. DeCola,

Screenwriter: Matt Rabinowitz, Carlos Colunga

Cinematographer: Adam CK Vollick

Editor: Tim Mirkovich

Production Designer: Eleanor White

Sound Designer: Paul Ratajczak

Music: Jason Yates

Additional Credits: UPM / 1st Assistant Director: Rob Van Norden, 2nd Assistant Director: Ashley Franklin

Principal Cast: Max Gail, Coleman Kelly, Anastassia Sendyk, Katherine Cortez, Oliver Seitz


Matt Rabinowitz is co-owner of It’s Terrific Pictures. He directed the docs WEST OF THE WORLD (on band Infantree), THE RIDES about the titular rockers, plus music videos including Everest. He shot a Neil Young doc now in post, where he interviewed Steve Martin, Jack White, T Bone Burnett and Foo Fighters. He attended The Lee Strasberg Institute.

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