Poster for John and the Hole

John and the Hole

Director: Pascual Sisto Run Time: 98 min.

Starring: Charlie Shotwell, Jennifer Ehle, Michael C. Hall, Taissa Farmiga

Country: United States | Language: English

This film screened on January 29, 2021, as part of the Sundance Film Festival 2021 satellite screenings in Columbus, Ohio. Watch the Q&A replay with the filmmakers and John Nein, Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer, here.

Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival 2021, World Premiere, U.S. Dramatic Competition

About the film:

A nontraditional coming-of-age story, set in the unsettling reality of John, a kid who holds his family captive in a hole in the ground. From Director Pascual Sisto, Screenwriter Nicolás Giacobone, and Producers Elika Portnoy, Alex Orlovsky, and Mike Bowes.

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Ohio Arts Council
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