Video Review: Sara Evans & Vince Gill “No Place That Far”

A house sits in the forest. Wearing a red dress, Sara Evans stands by the tree. A seventysomething woman sits in a rocking chair, watching the leaves fall from the trees. Lit in royal blue, a seventysomething man walks to her as she sits in the chair near the tree.

The seventysomething woman glances at the sketches of the seventysomething man and herself on the table. A 13-year-old Evans skips in the forest. The seventysomething woman says hi to the 13-year-old Evans. Vince Gill stands behind Evans in the forest. The 13-year-old girl looks at the sketchbook. The seventysomething woman draws in her book.

Lit in amber, a thirtysomething man and woman kiss by the tree. The seventysomething woman looks out the window and sees the seventysomething man reaching out to her. Back in amber, she smiles as she walks to him They hug in the middle of the forest. She drops her drawings as they walk. Her 13-year-old self picks them up.

They become thirtysomething again. He kisses her and they run in the forest. At seventytsomething again, he winks at her as she smiles. They disappear. Her 13-year-old self puts the drawings on the table.

Rating: 5/5

Sara Evans clears off the dining table. Her 16-year-old daughter holds up a drawing and says, “these are really good.” Evans says her great-grandma drew it. She says great-grandpa was her muse. Great-grandma drew him in all their favorite places. Each drawing was from a memory they shared.

Her 16-year-old daughter asks her “what were my great-grandparents like?” Evans tells her Great-grandma was vibrant and full of life. She got Great-grandpa on a rollercoaster and protested for civil rights. Great-grandpa encouraged her to be an artist. However, she liked to take care of her family. Her artwork was for herself.

Evans frames some of the drawings and hangs in them the house. Her 16-year-old daughter doodles a cartoon character in her notebook. Evans tells her she’s a natural and that she takes after her great-grandma. Her 16-year-old daughter says she’s thinking of going to art school. Evans asks her if she has any other drawings. Her 16-year-old daughter says she has some in her room.

Director: Thom Oliphant Year: 1998

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F9LCu5PJU4

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit , Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kristofia anthology.