In May 1988, girlfriends Claudia Brenner and Rebecca Wight were attacked while hiking the Appalachian Trail by a ‘mountain man’ named Stephen Roy Carr. Combining documentary and narrative material, IN THE HOLLOW tells the story of the shooting, Wight’s death, and Brenner’s desperate survival (and later transformation into an advocate for hate crime legislation in the U.S.) as she returns to the trail for the first time since the shooting. Director Austin Bunn combines documentary materials and narrative film elements, using the actual locations on the trail and dramatizations co-written by Claudia Brenner based on her testimony.
Wednesday, August 30, 1:30 – 4 at Lifelong. See you there!!
Director Austin Bunn is a writer, screenwriter, and professor. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Zoetrope, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Science and Nature Writing, and elsewhere. His award-winning short documentaries, “Lavender Hill” and “In the Hollow,” have screened nationally and internationally. He is a graduate of Yale and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches at Cornell University.