A Bag of Hammers was one of my favorite films from SXSW 2011. It finally looks like this film may be making its way into theatres. There is a new poster and trailer for the film. It stars Jason Ritter, Jake Sandvig, Chandler Canterbury, Rebecca Hall, and Carrie Preston. The film was written by Jake Sandvig and Brian Crano, who also directed the film. It is really good film that has some laughs, but has some heart with the story at hand involving a boy who is abandoned by his mother.
“A BAG OF HAMMERS revolves around the friendship of two charming grifters, Ben and Alan, played by Jason Ritter and Jake Sandvig. Ben and Alan have built a successful though larcenous business, posing as car valets, only to steal the vehicles instead of parking them. Because of their less-than-ideal childhoods and a “job” that allows them to remain likeable boyish rogues well into their 20’s, their penchant for crime is almost forgivable. However, everything changes when they meet a twelve-year-old boy named Kelsey. Neglected by his mother, Kelsey is drawn to Ben and Alan and they to him–eventually, Kelsey becomes part mascot, part protege. His presence ultimately forces Alan and Ben to choose between a life of crime and fun (an extended childhood) and the opportunity to grow up and deal with the emotional consequences that come with it.”
A Bag of Hammers is in theatres May 11, 2012.