Set over the course of a single night, Michael, an Irishman living in the United States, believes he has found the man responsible for his father’s murder in Northern Ireland in the 1980s. Holed up in a basement, Michael begins extracting a confession from the stranger, but as a game of cat and mouse ensues, questions of what really transpired begin to rise to the surface. Black Pool is ultimately a film about Irish history and identity, as they relate to a conflict that had lasted over a hundred years and continually threatens to rise up again. Shot in Portland, Belfast, and Dublin, director Dustin Morrow’s thriller begs the questions: What happens when one is a prisoner to their own thoughts and ideas, and what happens when one cannot simply “break free”?
Appears in: Northwest Tracking