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VIEWPOINTS

MAGIC VALLEY

Directed by Jaffe Zinn
FEATURE NARRATIVE 84 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE MAGIC VALLEY

TJ Waggs, a high school student living in the small town of Buhl, Idaho, carries the burden of a terrible secret on his shoulders. And he's not the only one having an off-day: A local fish farmer confronts a selfish neighbor that has carelessly poisoned his crop, the shifty county sheriff neglects his duties and uses his patrol car for his own personal gain, and a mom is too busy fussing over the family dog to notice her missing daughter. To make matters worse, two preschoolers playing in the fields have chosen an unusual playmate—one who is the common thread linking all these characters together.

Writer-director Jaffe Zinn's atmospheric vision is a ruminative look at a bored and numbed town on the verge of a wake-up call. His keen voice also speaks profoundly to the disconnection of community and the decline of morale in a struggling recession-worn American society. Paced and shot with restrained elegance, highlighting a standout performance by rising talent Kyle Gallner, Zinn's Magic Valley strives to capture who and where we are before the next defining moment happens.

Drama
About the Director(s)
JAFFE ZINN was raised in Southern Idaho and attended NYU for film. His award-winning short films have been screened at the DGA Theater as well as festivals in New York, LA, Las Vegas, Boise, Moscow, Japan, and Portugal. His short films A Life for M-80 and Bliss were nominated for NYU's prestigious Wasserman Award.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Viewpoints
  • Year:
    2011
  • Length:
    84 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Scott Glenn, Kyle Gallner, Alison Elliott, Brad William Henke, Matthew Gray Gubler, Will Estes
  • Producer:
    Heather Rae
  • Score and Sound Design:
    Steve Damstra, Mads Heldtberg, and Peter Albrechtsen
  • Screenwriter:
    Jaffe Zinn
  • Executive Producer:
    Paull Cho, Nina Foxx, Jeff Pies, Russell Friedenberg, Philip Larmon
  • Director:
    Jaffe Zinn
  • Co-Producer:
    Laura Mehlhaff
  • Cinematography:
    Sean Kirby

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