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SUNSET & FIFTH

SUNSET & FIFTH
By Monty C. Floyd

GENRE: Drama, Music
LOGLINE:

A young failed musician's chance encounter with a much older female novelist turns intimate, as the two travel cross country to see his dying and estranged father. 

SYNOPSIS:

After much persuasion from Margaret, Jeremy decides to see his father, forcing him to address their shared animosity and torment. However, before they reconcile, Jeremy seeks refuge at his father's local bar where he learns of his father's true love. Sadly, before Jeremy returns, his father kills himself.

Type: Low Budget Feature With Studio Feel

Genre: Road trip/Drama

Tone: Sunset is a perfect marriage of a Harold and Maude, and Thelma and Louise with just a touch of Before Sunrise.

Synopsis: Sunset & Fifth is a dramatic story sprinkled with levity about a young reckless, selfish musician who leaves L.A. to chase a girl across the country in his beloved '68 convertible Benz.

Prior to departing Hollywood, Jeremy Kendal encounters Margaret Waters, a depressed introvert at Bar Marmont. She is a stunning New York novelist old enough to be his mother, and through unfolding events, he convinces her to join him on his adventure; after all, she's pushed her husband into the arms of another woman and is contemplating suicide.

As they drive deeper into the heartland, Jeremy and Margaret reveal their tragic truths from which they run. The journey takes an unexpected detour when Jeremy discovers his estranged father is dying, and refuses to see him.

After much persuasion from Margaret, Jeremy decides to see his father, forcing him to address their shared animosity and torment. However, before they reconcile, Jeremy seeks refuge at his father's local bar where he learns of his father's true love. Sadly, before Jeremy returns, his father kills himself.

Sunset is the story of two lost souls mending their closed hearts on the open road.

SUNSET & FIFTH

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Nathaniel Baker

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