The Indie Film Corner: ‘Brake’

“Brake” from The Indie Series presented by Emerging Pictures in HD at USCB Center For the Arts, Monday, April 30, at 7 p.m.
Synopsis: Secret Service Agent Jeremy Reins is about to have a very bad day. He wakes up trapped in the dark, cramped trunk of a moving car with no recollection of how or why he’s there. The only light comes from the blood-red digital numbers ticking away above his head that signify one thing … he’s running out of time. As the captors reveal themselves and their motives, Jeremy realizes he is a pawn in their potentially catastrophic plot. He will not be set free until he gives up information about the president. No drinking in Columbian bars with “ladies of the night” for this agent.
Ratings and Reviews: This Indie film is so new that the two leading film web sites do not yet have a consensus. IMDb ratings are 5.9 and Rotten Tomatoes critics’ ratings are struggling to make it from green to red, but a positive audience of 57. Satisfactory marks.
Previewer Comments:  The star of this Indie loves the quirkiness that only Indies can mount. Jeremy is played by Stephen Dorff who lives for challenging and transforming roles that only come in Indie films.  So far he has acted in over 68 Indies! He was likely drawn like a moth to a light for this one because it is the closest thing to a one man film you will ever get in the cinema. He has the “stage” alone for 90% of the film. More than anything else, this film is worthwhile to experience due to his tour de force. The plot may be questionable, the endings implausible, but it’s his acting that counts.
Rated: Not rated, but likely to be R for fear, threats and a little actual violence.  This is a scary action film and is more likely to be enjoyed by those movie fans who love this genre. It is full of fear, heart racing adrenaline pumping stuff, guaranteed to exhaust you, but safer than jumping out of an airplane.
Tickets for adults are $7, seniors $6, students $5. Call USCB Center for the Arts box office @ 843-521-4145 or purchase day of performance.
Dennis Tavernetti is a resident of St. Helena Island and retired to the low country having a lifelong interest in the arts. He encouraged USCB’s Center for the Arts to investigate the possibility of utilizing new technology to bring  Indie, World and Documentary HD films to Beaufort.

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