On a dreary day, Jimi looks across at the next foggy hill and then continues to walk on the sandy path, playing his guitar. Kimberly emerges from the other side of the hill, wearing a black, lacy dress. Karen trudges through the charcoal path below, glancing at the trees. Hands in her pockets, wearing a sweatshirt and pants, she walks over the rock, staring at the pebbles. Jim reaches the hill and surveys the landscape. He steps back.
Somewhere in the mountains, Phillip closes his eyes as he walks. Karen tilts her head to the left while sings. Jimi carries his guitar climbs down the steep hill. Phillip glances at the trees, his thumbs tucked in his pockets. Phillip, Kimberly, Karen and Jimi walk between four separate trees.
They wander around one another in the forest. Phillip plays his guitar. Karen stays be the trees. Kimberly watches Jimi. Jimi glares as he continues to walk. Jimi steps backwards. They return on their separate paths.
Karen, Kimberly, Jimi and Phillip’s problems have come to a head. Neither one of them want to talk about it. They prefer to avoid one another, allowing themselves time to think as they walk on the mountain.
Their tight-knit bond has become fragile as personal issues seep into the group. Karen realizes there is nothing she can do. She has made her choices in life. It has become too late to repair them. Kimberly wishes she could change things and still feels pangs of hope. She often tries to get Karen to talk but she turns her away. Phillip has become the peacemaker. Although lately, he seems to be invisible, his contributions meaning little. Jimi’s lips curve into a sneer during rehearsal. He makes throwaway comments about hard work. Self-doubt plagues him and he isn’t sure how to handle it.
A change is coming. Karen is over it while Kimberly and Phillip are willing to ride it out. However, it’s Jimi, whose moods have become unpredictable, that has them worried. Nothing seems right or fixable. No one wants to ask the questions, fearing what the answers might be.
Director: N/A Year: 2017
Pam Avoledo’s love of pop culture began in 1999 with the message boards dedicated to shows on the CW (then WB). She graduated from Oakland University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
When she is not debating whether Dawson should’ve ended up with Joey, she looks at cute dog memes on social media.