The 2018 festival will take place Nov. 1-11, 2018. Below is information regarding the 2017 festival.

The Tree


Saturday, Nov. 4 at 4:15pm
Sunday, Nov. 5 at 6:45pm

Inspired by the friendship between the director's mother and her best friend, “The Tree” is a poignant, heartwarming story about 88-year-old widow Dorothy Thorp (Joicie Appell), who takes a road trip from Wamego, Kan., through Missouri, to her hometown of Terre Haute, Ind., for a visit with her oldest and dearest childhood friend. “The Tree” covers three days in the life of Dorothy as she considers how best to navigate the certainties of declining health and loneliness in her advancing years. Beginning with a quote by T.S. Eliot (“These fragments I have shored against the ruins.”), the film unpacks the wisdom and insight of Dorothy's long years and life experiences as she helps the hurting people she meets along the way.

95 min.

Directed by

Stephen Wallace Pruitt



Film Category

American Indie Spotlight Show-Me Cinema




Biopic Dramedy
With director Pruitt and co-writer/co-producer Mary Settle Pruitt.

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