It’s no secret that I’m a big Tom Drury fan. His novel The End of Vandalism is one of the five best books I’ve read in the last ten years, and his other work is excellent as well. Drury lives in Pasadena now, and this locale has begun to find its way into his more recent stories (He’d previously written almost exclusively about a fictional county in Iowa).
In a bit of exciting news, director Zachary Sluser has adapted a story of Drury’s into the short film “Path Lights.” Produced by The David Lynch Foundation, “Path Lights” stars veteran actor John Hawkes (Deadwood, Me and You and Everyone We Know) as well as others. As a bonus for those of us in the San Gabriel Valley, some of the action takes place in the Arroyo and other locations around Pasadena. I haven’t seen the film yet (it debuts tomorrow and runs for one week at dlf.tv), but based on the trailer above, it looks pretty gorgeous.
The film runs December 2 – 9 at http://dlf.tv/2009/pathlights/. Additionally, the filmmakers will be releasing a series of three behind-the-scenes episodes that are sure to illuminate some of the filmmaking and writing process as well. And if you haven’t read Drury, please buy The End of Vandalism (just click that link). You will thank me.