The Boat Builder (DVD)
Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd stars in this touching drama about two outcasts who dream of escaping to a better life.
Abner (Christopher Lloyd) is a reclusive and grumpy old widower living in a small coastal town. Alienating himself from his worried daughter Katherine (Kaczmarek) and withdrawn from the tight knit community, he spends his days building a sailboat in his garden, with dreams of escape.
When he comes across 9-year-old orphaned foster child Rick hiding on his property, the old sea captain reluctantly agrees to help protect the young, lonely boy from a gang of local bullies on one condition; that he helps him finish his half-built boat.
Both have reached a turning point in their lives. Abner's daughter wants to move him into a senior's residence, a "garbage dump for old trash" according to Abner, while Rick's uncle plans to send him to a children's home.
The pair gradually form an unlikely friendship, as the boat becomes their shared goal and one chance of freedom from the seaside village that harbours their misery.
Release Date 2nd July 2018
Run Time: 88 mins
We Also Recommend
The Ken Russell Collection: The Great Composers (Dual Format Edition) (DVD)