Maya Entertainment and Freestyle Releasing have released the movie trailer for Ryan Piers Williams‘ The Dry Land. The movie premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as one of 16 films selected from 1,058 submissions for the dramatic competition. The film tells the story of a U.S. soldier “returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.” The cast includes America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, Ethan Suplee, June Diane Raphael, and Melissa Leo. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Official Plot Synopsis:
James (Ryan O’Nan) returns from Iraq to face a new battle—reintegrating into his small-town life in Texas. His wife (America Ferrera), his mother (Melissa Leo), and his friend (Jason Ritter) provide support, but they can’t fully understand the pain and suffering he feels since his tour of duty ended. Lonely, James reconnects with an army buddy (Wilmer Valderrama), who provides him with compassion and camaraderie during his battle to process his experiences in Iraq. But their reunion also exposes the different ways that war affects people—at least on the surface.
This moving, taut story of redemption and reconstruction extends beyond a post-traumatic-stress-disorder narrative. O’Nan is heartbreaking as he explores the depths of his internal struggle; Ferrera fearlessly tackles her role of a young wife in turmoil. The Dry Land is about one man’s fight within his own terrain—his country, home, and mind—and his journey to rebuild what he’s lost.
The Dry Land hits theaters on July 30th 2010.