The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will screen the acclaimed 2016 independent feature thriller “If There’s a Hell Below” Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be $5. The presentation is part of the Dark and Stormy Mystery Weekend in Manzanita.
Abe, a young journalist at an independent Chicago weekly, has a lead on a story that could make his career. Debra, a woman claiming to work in national security, has some serious information to leak. She insists on meeting Abe in a desolate place in the American West.
The tension rises as it becomes obvious that somebody or some organization doesn’t want the information to be passed along.
Directed by Nathan Williams of Portland, the film stars Conner Marx, Mark Carr, Carol Roscoe, and Paul Budraitis. It was shot in eastern Washington and lasts 94 minutes.
The film was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival for Best Narrative Feature in Park City, Utah. The Manzanita Film Series screened four shorts by Williams in May 2016.
Williams will attend the screening in Manzanita to discuss his film.
The Film Series is one of the many events of the Manzanita Mystery Weekend, a collaboration with the North Tillamook County Library, the North County Recreational District, and CARTM.