Boston Film Festival

Small Town Wisconsin (Feature Film) & Small Town Q&A

Expired September 29, 2020 3:45 AM
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Wayne Stobierski is the most fun-loving, hardest-living party animal in Rhinelander, Wisconsin (population 7,798). Just ask his favorite wingman, Tyler, who’s seen it all, lived it all, loved it all. Only problem? Tyler is Wayne’s nine year old son.

When Wayne learns the devastating news that he is losing shared custody and that his beloved wingman will be moving far away, he plans a special weekend for his son to remember him by –– a trip to the big city of their dreams Milwaukee, Wisconsin (population 592,025).

Poor Wayne. The moment he’s out of his small town comfort zone, he finds his plans spinning comically out of control. When Wayne passes out drunk before he can find a hotel room, his best friend and chaperone, Chuck, decides to take the gang to Wayne’s estranged sister Alicia’s house.

Wayne is none too happy to wake up and find himself in the middle of an unscheduled family reunion. But there’s nothing quite like family to help find levity in heartache. Surrounded by love -- some of it tough, all of it genuine -- Wayne finds himself facing down his demons, all while showing his son the most spectacular time of his life.

  • Runtime
    110 minutes
  • Premiere
    US Premiere
  • Director
    Niels Mueller
  • Screenwriter
    Jason Naczek
  • Producer
    Scott K. Foley, Josh Rosenberg, Hongtao Liu, Niels Mueller
  • Cast
    David Sullivan as “Wayne”, Bill Heck as “Chuck”, Kristen Johnston as “Alicia”, Cooper J. Friedman as “Tyler”, Tanya Fischer as “Deidra”, Mark Borchardt as “Store Clerk”