#Filmmakerseries: The Short History of the Long Road

Posted On: September 20, 2019

"The Short History of the Long Road" Indie Film
A Coming-of-Age Survival Story
Thursday November 7th, 2019 at 7:30pm

Davie, FL. - Featuring Disney Channel star and pop singer Sabrina Carpenter, the new film THE SHORT HISTORY OF THE LONG ROAD is coming to Bailey Hall. The venue will also be hosting a screening with the film director and writer, Ani Simon-Kennedy, who will present a Q&A with the audience following the screening. The public is invited to attend on November 7th, 2019 at 7:30pm.

Nola (Carpenter) and her father are living out of a van, crisscrossing the United States going wherever the road takes them. They both relish their independence and manage a living doing odd jobs. But a sudden tragedy forces the teen to take the wheel and confront the reality of her life as an outsider. She faces a choice: put down roots and integrate into a society she has never known or stay on the road, liberated but alone? As Nola begins to forge a new path, she solidifies unexpected relationships, including reconnecting with her estranged mother, that may provide the roots she needs to stay in one place.

The film's cast includes Sabrina Carpenter, Steven Ogg, Danny Trejo, Maggie Siff, Jashaun St. John, and Rusty Schwimmer. THE SHORT HISTORY OF THE LONG ROAD premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2019.

"As a filmmaker," Simon-Kennedy states, "I believe it is my duty to tell stories with truth and empathy. We are living in a divisive time, and it's important to shed light on voices that lie in the shadows ... I hope this film inspires audiences to take the road less traveled, to open their eyes to others, and maybe to consider also if the life they've chosen is truly the one they want for themselves."

This event is made possible through the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, a South Arts program. Since its inception in 1975, Southern Circuit has brought some of best independent filmmakers and their films from around the country to communities throughout the South. The program is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Admission to the screening is $11 with special pricing at the Box Office for Broward College students and Faculty/Staff. Tickets can be purchased by phone at (954) 201-6884, online at www.baileyhall.org or in person at the Bailey Hall Box Office, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314. (Broward College - A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, Building 4)

About Bailey Hall

Bailey Hall is a professionally equipped cultural venue on the central campus of Broward College. Its mission is to serve as a laboratory setting for students in music, theatre, and dance; to be a vital source of cultural engagement for all Broward College students who are given the opportunity to use Bailey Hall for performances and concerts; and to be a high-profile outreach arm of the college to its surrounding communities. Performances at Bailey Hall represent a unique blend of hip, smart, engaging, and authentic programming. In addition, we are committed to honoring the many cultures of South Florida with our offerings.

← Back to All News