An Evening With Michael Tully (Benefit for Will Lautzenheiser)

  • Starts: 7:00 pm on Friday, April 6, 2012
Septien is being screened in honor of Will Lautzenheiser, a former professor at Boston University who is currently undergoing treatment for a rare and serious illness. A fundraiser for his recovery will be held concurrent with the event. The movie follows Cornelius Rawlings who returns to his family's farm eighteen years after disappearing without a trace. While his parents are long deceased, Cornelius' brothers continue to live in isolation on this forgotten piece of land. Ezra is a freak for two things: cleanliness and Jesus. Amos is a self-taught artist who fetishizes sports and Satan. Although back home, Cornelius is still distant. In between challenging strangers to one-on-one games, he huffs and drinks the days away. The family's high-school sports demons show up one day in the guise of a plumber and a pretty girl. Only a mysterious drifter can redeem their souls on 4th and goal. Triple-threat actor/writer/director Tully creates a backwoods world that's only a few trees away from our own, complete with characters on the edge of sanity that we can actually relate to. A hero tale gone wrong, Septien is funny when it's inappropriate to laugh, and realistic when it should be psychotic. The film made its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
GSU Auditorium, 775 Commonwealth Avenue