Boston International Film Festival        
Session 4
               
Thursday June 8, 2006    7:00PM TO 9:00PM
AMC/LOEWS Boston Common: 175 Tremont St. Boston


Dirt Nap                        (90 min)

Although life hasn’t turned out the way they once dreamed, life-
long buddies Mark, McGriff and Jason are managing to stay
above water in their small Pennsylvania hometown. Mark,
whose fleeting college football glory has morphed into a
dangerous obsession with gambling, is becoming more and
more estranged from his wife Sherry and son Hayden. McGriff
has never let go of his rock-n-roll aspirations, but somehow he’
s not the man he used to be. He’s complacent, though,
because of his lovely wife Kate. And then there’s Jason, who’s
still living with his parents and letting them dictate his life. The
guys are in for a few surprises. A shady collector forces his
way into Mark’s home to settle a debt, scaring Sherry into
leaving with Hayden. As if that’s not enough, Mark’s father
passes away, leaving him with the unresolved tension in their
relationship. Meanwhile, McGriff comes home from work early
and finds his wife in a compromising position with another man,
who ironically is a big fan of McGriff’s. What to do when life
deals you hard knocks? Jason has the solution: With the
College Football Championship Bowl tickets he won in an
employee drawing at Office Max, the three friends set out on a
road trip from Pennsylvania to the Sunshine State. Things don’
t go as smoothly as planned, though. McGriff is driving
everyone crazy with the guitar he insisted on bringing, Jason
lets the map fly out the window, and Mark overhears an once-
in-a-lifetime betting tip that he can’t act on. Somewhere
between setting Vanna White’s ancestral home on fire to
almost getting eaten by gators to receiving pseudo-prophetic
advice from a one-arm carnie, tensions rise between the three
friends and the shortcomings of each become apparent. They
ultimately find themselves on the edge of a bridge with a pact
to jump off together. Just the beer talking? Perhaps. Mark’s
near-fall brings them back to reality and sets them on a new
line of thought. If they just faked their own deaths it would give
them all a chance to start anew. That decided, they push Mark’
s prized vintage car into an alligator infested swamp. But
starting a new life is not as easy as it seems. They still have
the same problems, the same heartaches, the same failed
dreams. Disgruntled and bitter, their true feelings rush out,
and the trio angrily disbands. On their own they begin to
discover what is really important. For Mark, it’s his family, and
being the kind of father his father was. For McGriff, it’s finally
taking a stand and reclaiming the confidence he once had. For
Jason, it’s a girl named Janice who can throw a mean game of
darts and who loves him for who he already is. And of course,
for all three, it’s each other. Dirt Nap is a comedy that is both
hilarious and heartwarming. It takes us on a journey of lost
dreams and unappreciated treasures and reminds us that in
this crazy, uncertain world, the one thing we can count on is
our friends.

WRITER: Brian Currie & D.B. Sweeney
DIRECTOR & PRODUCER: D.B. Sweeney
(USA) Super 16mm

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www.dirtnapmovie.com
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