When: April 8-14, 2 & 7:30 p.m. 2016
Like many young St. Louisans, Chris left his hometown to strike out on his own. But after ten years in Portland pursuing his dream of creating a hit comic book, he now has to come home. His mother is sick, and she's his only family — so Chris and his girlfriend, Anne, trek back to St. Louis to start over. At least he gets to reconnect with his old friend and fellow pop culture junkie, Brian, and an even older family friend, Rich. And maybe all this time with Mom will result in her finally telling him something about the father he's never known. Wyatt Weed and Jason Contini's feature-length film Four Color Eulogy is about family, the hero's journey and St. Louis, but maybe not in that order. A regular in the local theater scene, Contini plays Chris in the film. His co-stars are a who's who of local actors, from Amy Loui to Zachary Allen Farmer — his dad, John Contini, is even in there as Rich. The movie debuted at the 2014 St. Louis International Film Festival, but now gets a one-week run at Wehrenberg Ronnies 20 Cine (5320 South Lindbergh Boulevard; www.fourcolorthemovie.com), starting with a red-carpet opening night at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8. Four Color Eulogy is repeated at 2 and 7:30 p.m. daily through April 14. Tickets are $6.75 to $11.25.