Aunjanue Ellis in The Volunteer. Photo by Chris Teague.
Mary Beth Hurt
After dramatically leaving her successful but soul-crushing career, forty-something Leigh finds herself wondering if there's more to life, to love, to everything. Overwhelmed by apathy and a vague sense of guilt, she decides to volunteer at a local soup kitchen where, for the first time, she sees how the other half lives. While working at the kitchen, she begins an unexpected and electric affair with a homeless man, Ethan. Almost ten years his senior, Leigh attempts to hide from her long-time boyfriend, her family, and her new co-workers the role Ethan plays in her life. After a series of troubling encounters however, she begins to realize Ethan’s charm may be masking a troubled past.
See The Volunteer at The Provincetown International Film Festival - June 19 to June 23. Please check www.ptownfilmfest.org for specific dates/times. Check back for more screenings!
Herman & Shelly
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