The latest independent film to show in the screening series in Suwanee features a couple of actors familiar to mainstream flicks fans.
Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis and Haley Joel Osment star in "The Misadventures of the Dunderheads," which will show Monday (March 18) at the Movie Tavern.
According to a city news release, "Dunderheads" follows an eccentric Montana family -- an illiterate grandmother, a 17-year-old who accidently kills his best friend, and his 18-year-old sister who is several degrees off kilter.
The three are on the run to Canada, but end up in Mexico, in the amusing and poignant tale of the human family.
This film was directed by D.G. Brock, who has worked with film producer Roger Corman, and as a Disney screenwriter. The producer is Bruce Stubblefield, whose sound credits include three Academy Award winners. "Dunderheads" won Best Feature Film at The Big Apple Film Festival at Tribeca Center.
Dukakis won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "Moonstruck" in 1988. Some of her other roles include "Steel Magnolias" (1989) and "Mr. Holland's Opus" (1995).
Osment appeared in "The Sixth Sense" (1999) and "Pay It Forward" (2000).
"Dunderheads' begins at 7 p.m. at the Movie Tavern (2855 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road). Tickets are $6 each, and include an opportunity to interact with the filmmakers.
Suwanee is one of more than 18 communities in eight states -- and the only one in Gwinnett -- participating in the 2012-13 Southern Tour of Independent Filmmakers series.