CCFF: La Barracuda is a new take on family drama

Sophie Reed and Allison Tolman in La Barracuda.

La Barracuda deals with family drama in a new way two half-sisters meet for the first time in Texas.

Julia Halperin and Jason Cortlund direct from a screenplay written by Cortlund.  The film stars Allison Tolman, Sophie Reid, JoBeth Williams, Luis Bordonada, Larry Jack Dotson, Butch Hancock, Bob Livingston, and The Mastersons.

Sophie Reed stars as Sinaloa, a British woman whose mother has died and has come to Texas in order to meet her half-sister, Merle (Tolman).  Their dad was a country musician and Sinaloa has the musical gene, which takes away any doubts that Merle has about who this British woman is.

Merle’s perfect world soon crumbles.  She quits her job.  Her fiance decides to break things off.  Her relationship with her mother, Patricia, is already in a bad place.  Patricia doesn’t make things easy for Sinaloa, either.  There’s rage that has been building in Sinaloa.  The third act of the film turns into a thriller, which is something that would never been seen coming unless you don’t really pay attention to the songs.

Amazon has acquired the digital rights to La Barracuda.  The US distributor has not yet been announced but a limited theatrical release is in the works.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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