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Directed by Bryan Ferriter

Montana 2016 90 mins. In English

There are tales that are timeless for a reason. One such theme is the story of fated lovers from different sides of the tracks. What Separates Us is just that, plus wonderfully acted and shot in Helena Montana. Danny (director Bryan Ferriter) grew up drinking and fighting in the town that everyone he knows will also live and die in. When he meets Parker, who goes to the local University and is studying painting, all he has known is thrown into confusion. As his past regrets and hopes creeping back under the spell of love, the pull to get out of the town that has kept him down is powerful.



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