The Hottest State


1h 57m 2006

Brief Synopsis

William is a good-looking young actor. He may be vain and cocky, but his doubt manifests itself in endearing self-criticism. Sarah is a beautiful singer-songwriter. Coincidence and a divinely wintry day bring them together and they begin a fevered, fitful romance. A few short weeks into their relati

Film Details

Also Known As
Hottest State
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Creative Artists Agency
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm; Mikado Film; Thinkfilm; Thinkfilm
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Synopsis

William is a good-looking young actor. He may be vain and cocky, but his doubt manifests itself in endearing self-criticism. Sarah is a beautiful singer-songwriter. Coincidence and a divinely wintry day bring them together and they begin a fevered, fitful romance. A few short weeks into their relationship, swept up in the giddy currents of their youthful love, they almost marry. But when Sarah changes her mind, William's world crumbles. They fight, they break up, he is devastated. After numerous desperate bids to win her back, William flees to his Texas homeland in search of answers about relationships and his own past. His trip takes him across the stunning western landscape and sees him reuniting his parents, whose own adolescent romance looms large on the horizons of William's identity and insecurities.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hottest State
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Creative Artists Agency
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm; Mikado Film; Thinkfilm; Thinkfilm
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States August 24, 2007

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States August 2007

Released in United States on Video December 4, 2007

Released in United States September 2006

Released in United States Summer August 24, 2007

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 15-26, 2007.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Vanguard) September 7-16, 2006.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Horizons) August 30-September 9, 2006.

Based on the novel "The Hottest State" written by Ethan Hawke; published by Little Brown & Company October 1, 1996.

Blumhouse and Keep Your Head Productions previously attached to produce.

Production was slated for March 2004.

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Horizons) August 30-September 9, 2006.)

Released in United States August 2007 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 15-26, 2007.)

Limited Release in United States August 24, 2007

Released in United States Summer August 24, 2007

Released in United States September 2006 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Vanguard) September 7-16, 2006.)

Released in United States on Video December 4, 2007