The Frida Cinema is proud to present this year’s SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner for Best Narrative Feature, Jim Cumming’s Thunder Road – opening November 2nd for a one-week run!
Based on Cumming’s darkly comic Sundance-winning 2016 short film of the same name, Thunder Road follows Officer Jim Arnaud (played by Cummings himself), a decent man struggling with relationship and anger issues. After he loses his mother, he endeavors to do a better job raising his young daughter Crystal (Kendal Farr), in large part as a love letter to his mother.
A tragicomic portrait that is alternately hilarious and deeply emotionally affecting – and often within the same scene – Thunder Road serves as an outstanding calling card for writer-director-star Jim Cummings. Since making waves at SXSW, Thunder Road has won several additional film awards, including the Best Picture of the Year awards from Nashville Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, and Deauville Film Festival.
Directed by Jim Cummings. 2018. 92 mins. Not Rated.
Friday, November 2 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm
Saturday, November 3 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm
Sunday, November 4 – 11:30am, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Monday, November 5 – 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
Tuesday, November 6 – 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wednesday, November 7 – 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 10pm
Thursday, November 8 – 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
96% Rotten Tomato Rating!
“Grade: A. Though the sky might be falling, Thunder Road swirls about the tragicomedy of Officer Arnaud’s plight with ease. It’s hard to really forge a film that can wreck you and play with such liveliness.” – Cory Woodroof, The Playlist
“Jim Cummings astonishes as writer-director-star in this tonally perfect, profoundly moving comic drama.” – Shaun Munro, Flickering Myth
“Thunder Road is an exhilarating ride. It announces Jim Cummings as a talent to be reckoned with and dances on the jagged precipice of emotional contradictions. It’s a graceless dance to watch — but delivered with the utmost control and grace.” – Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle October 11, 2018
“★★★★½. I have seen humanistic American filmmaking’s future, and its name is Jim Cummings.”– David Fear, Rolling Stone