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Nonames (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 27 March 2010 (USA)
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About a tight group of friends living in a small, forgotten, Wisconsin town. The story revolves around Kevin and his fight to find a new life for himself after 30 years of going nowhere.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Badge Dale ... Kevin
Gillian Jacobs ... CJ
Barry Corbin ... Ed
Darren E. Burrows ... Officer Dale
Jamie Harrold ... Miller
Jennifer Ferrin ... Cori
Michael Chernus ... Danny
Allen Hamilton ... Jack
Bill Heck ... Simon
James McCaffrey ... Mr. Williams
Peter McCain Peter McCain ... Dave
Lindsey Kraft ... Steph
Alexandra Neil ... Mrs. Ellis
Casey Greig Casey Greig ... Carter
Dan Hopman Dan Hopman ... Rich


Inspired by true events, NONAMES follows Kevin and his family of friends as they struggle within the confines of a small town. After his mother's death, Kevin decides to make a life for himself in his childhood home in spite of his father's decision to move. In the wake of tragedy, Kevin must end his extended adolescence or lose the things he holds most dear. Haunted by unsettled scores, it becomes clear that he must leave the town he loves in order to save himself from it. A new beginning is only a bus ride away. Written by Method Fest

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It's easy to be forgotten when you let your life fade away




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Release Date:

27 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Babcock, Wisconsin, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,000, 18 July 2010
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Production Co:

HomeSweet, jotti films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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One of the Best Indies This Year
28 July 2010 | by knoxville67See all my reviews

I see a lot of indie films. I go to many film festivals. I happened to catch a screening of NoNAMES at the Newport Beach Film Fest and didn't expect much, I have to admit. I didn't recognize anyone in the cast and there wasn't a long line waiting to get in the screening. I had a few hours before my next film and thought what the heck.

It's moments like these that remind me why I love going to see indie films. NoNAMES completely took me off guard by its authenticity, professionalism and relevance to our world right now. Not the most uplifting films but its honest, a rare bird these days.

I'm used to low production values and mediocre to poor acting in indie films and feel programmed to wince in watching or tolerating amateur production companies put together barely watchable work. But even though my expectations were low, make no mistake that this impressive work by a first time writer/director and producers is on the same level than more of the films I caught at Sundance and Toronto combined this year and many Hollywood films made every year. I don't know why NoNAMES was not on the bigger festival rosters but it looks like a quite a few great regional festivals were smart enough to program it. It deservedly won Best Ensemble Acting, Best Actor for Gillian Jacobs (CJ) and Best Director Kathy Lindboe at the Phoenix Film Festival as well as being nominated in these categories at this year's Method Fest along with James Badge Dale who plays Kevin.

The other reviews are apt in that it may be a few minutes too long but not because the material isn't good enough or that the moments assembled as the final cut are not valid - it just would have made a more perfect film. I really wanted more development in some of the interesting ensemble roles too but appreciated that they were the background to this small town story. It lends itself to a mini-series that HBO or the likes might be smart enough to look at.

Regardless, Gillian Jacobs and James Badge Dale are shining stars and I hope to see them nominated for at the very least, the Independent Spirit Awards this year along with the whole extremely talented new ensemble cast and Kathy Lindboe, a great new writer/director talent that is definitely one to watch.

This film resonated with me long after the credits rolled. I wanted to stay and talk to the cast and filmmakers that attended the screening but was honestly a bit choked up to manage any intelligent thoughts at the time.

I wish I had the power to help distribute this indie gem. I see on their website they have opened in theaters in WI and I bet that strategy will be a sleeper success for them. It should really hit home with Midwest audiences but I think there's a much bigger appeal too.

To the NoNAMES team - congratulations and thank you for making a very moving and unforgettable film. So far this year, it's top on my list of all films to see besides Blue Valentine. Studios, Distributors and Film Festival Programmers, if you are reading this, do not pass this distribution opportunity by. NoNAMES has all of the heart that audiences desire and deserve to see.

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