2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Black Mountain Poets

Sunday, March 13
4:15PM - 5:42PM

Alamo Lamar A
1120 S Lamar Blvd


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Two professional con artist sisters Lisa and Claire go on the run after being caught trying to steal a JCB. They decide to lie low by assuming the identities of the owners of their escape vehicle and become The Wilding Sisters, guest stars of the Poet’s Poetry Society retreat in the depths of the Black Mountains. Thinking this will be an easy task, they don’t count on the presence of handsome poet Richard and his jealous girlfriend Louise. Competing for a large cash prize, the two sisters are forced to confront not only their relationship but also their place in the world. Can they survive the competition and learn to appreciate the powerful beauty of the Black Mountains?

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 87min

Director: Jamie Adams

Executive Producer: Jon Rennie

Producer: Jon Rennie, Jamie Adams

Screenwriter: Jamie Adams

Cinematographer: Ryan Owen Eddleston

Editor: Mike Hopkins

Production Designer: Rachel Jammali

Principal Cast: Alice Lowe, Dolly Wells, Tom Cullen, Rosa Robson, Richard Elis, Laura Patch, Roger Evans, Hannah Daniel, Ben McGregor, Claire Cage


Jamie began his career as an assistant editor on productions such as DOCTOR WHO and THE MACHINE. After successfully completing a number of short films and TV projects, his first feature was BENNY & JOLENE (2014). Since then he has directed A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME, BLACK MOUNTAIN POETS, and is now working on a new comedy drama idea.

Distributor: Jon Rennie

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