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Max Walker-Silverman’s debut feature A Love Song premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this past January as a NEXT selection. Dale Dickey and West Studi anchor this poignant, quiet romance about two people navigating the possibility of a second chance at love. Walker-Silverman shot the film near his home in southwest Colorado, seeking to capture the spirit of a less populated area that doesn’t always get seen in cinema.
I had the chance to speak with the two talented actors who anchor this film and the writer-director who envisioned it about Walker’s first time making a feature and the appeal of this project for these two legendary actors, whose past roles include Winter’s Bone and The Last of the Mohicans, respectively, among many others.
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Interview with Dale Dickey
Interview with Max Walker-Silverman
Faye (Dale Dickey) is a lone traveler biding her time fishing, birding and stargazing at a rural Colorado campground as she awaits the arrival of Lito (Wes Studi), a figure from her past who is navigating his own tentative and nomadic journey across the rugged West. Like the country music that has traditionally channeled the heartbreak and resilience of Americans in search of themselves and others, A Love Song weaves a lyrical and ultimately joyful refrain out of the transformative act of being alone —and reminds us that love can nourish and mystify at any age.
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A Love Song opens in theaters on Friday, July 29th.