A movie about a young woman becoming a lot lizard won the Special Jury Prize for Artistic Merit and Emotional Truth at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
“What Alice Found,” released in New York City in December, also received honors at other independent film festivals and was lauded by several major reviewers.
The story follows a young woman (played by Emily Grace) whose quest to escape her small New England town is halted when her car breaks down on the highway. She meets a retired couple (played by Judith Ivey and Bill Raymond) headed south in their RV and accepts a ride with them to Florida.
Then she learns how the couple makes a living – the wife is a prostitute and the husband her pimp. She becomes part of their life that is, according to the movie’s production notes, ” a world of rest areas, truckstops and RV parks.”
The film examines if she was a victim of her own choices or victimized by the people she met.
Footage was shot mostly within a three-hour radius of New York City, although the filming included West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.
More information is available at www.whatalicefound.com.