What We Treasure Brings Us Together
(Family, 90 min)
Best Film Nominee: Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Sean Patrick Flannery (Boondock Saints), Kelly Lynch (Charlie's Angels), Holland Taylor (The Truman Show, Legally Blonde), Steven Michael Quezada (Breaking Bad), Kelly Hu (X-Men 2), Isabella Blake-Thomas (Rise of the Guardians)
Eleven-year-old Ella (Isabella Blake-Thomas) is a city girl forced to spend the summer on the New Mexico ranch of her reclusive grandmother, Violet Von Stern (Holland Taylor), while Ellas mom (Kelly Lynch) undergoes chemotherapy in another state. As she tries to cope with her grandmothers strict rules and snooty friends, Ella longs for her mother and begs her estranged father for rescue. But Ellas dad (Sean Patrick Flanery) has his own reasons to stay away from his childhood home. Meanwhile, Ella finds allies in fatherly ranch hand Miguel (Steven Michael Quezada) and his down-to-earth daughter, Rosie (Esperanza Fermin). But when a priceless book is stolen from Violets collection, Miguel is the key suspect, and Ella must find the real thief in order to save her friends--not knowing that solving the crime will reveal other surprising truths and change all their lives forever.