“A winning monochrome miniature.”
“A spare, sober miracle of score, silence, and speech.”
—The Film Verdict
SLAMDANCE OFFICIAL SELECTION
North American Premiere!
Treasure Mountain Inn | Park City, UT
Saturday, January 21 | 5:30 PM MT
Filmmaker Jeff Rutherford, star Jeb Berrier and producer Kyra Bailey in attendance!
Wednesday, January 25 | 1:00 PM MT
A Perfect Day for Caribou tells the story of just one day in the life of Herman, Nate, and Ralph. Herman is an alcoholic with a depleted appetite for life. Nate is an anxious young father reckoning with his past so he might move further into the future. And Ralph is a misunderstood child truly off in his own world…
It’s early morning and Herman speaks into a tape recorder, dictating a final message to his estranged son, Nate. As he rambles on about the last Caribou herd in North America, his mobile phone rings – it’s Nate, all these years later. That afternoon, they meet up at a cemetery on the edge of an unknown town. Nate brings his own boy along, a six year old named Ralph, who carelessly plays and runs around in the distance as Herman and Nate stumble through ten years worth of conversation.
They navigate hills and valleys, forests and open plains. All the while, in an uneven and awkward pattern, they attempt to connect with one another. They have until nightfall to do so, and for Herman, today might be his last. For Nate, it could be the start of a new beginning. For Ralph, who knows – perhaps he is just another Caribou.
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Jeff Rutherford
STARRING Charlie Plummer, Jeb Berrier, Rachael Perrell Fosket, Dana Millican, Oellis Levine
PRODUCED BY Kyra Bailey, Joseph Longo, Jeff Rutherford
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY Alfonso Herrera Salcedo
EDITING BY Melanie Akoka
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY Marisa Anderson