"Waiting for the Miracle to Come"
Filmed at Willie Nelson’s ranch in Luck, writer/director Lian Lunson’s Waiting for the Miracle to Come stars Australian TV actress Sophie Lowe as trapeze artist Adeline Winter, who treks across the Californian desert in search of an elderly couple to honor her late father’s last wish. Adeline's travels take her to a small-town called Ransom, where the Riggs (Willie Nelson and Charlotte Rampling, the latter playing a Marilyn Monroe impersonator) run a museum called The Beautiful Place. Told through magical realism, Waiting for the Miracle to Come chronicles the relationship that develops between Adeline and the Riggs and slowly reveals their importance to her life. Waiting for the Miracle to Come will screen 3 p.m. Oct. 27, at the State Theatre and 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Galaxy Highland 8 during the Austin Film Festival. Lian Lunson previously directed Willie Nelson’s 1997 TV movie Willie Nelson: Down Here and the 2005 documentary Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man. Waiting for the Miracle to Come’s executive producers include Wim Wenders and U2 singer Bono, who wrote the film’s song “When the Shadows Fall” for Willie Nelson.
Aired: Oct. 25, 2018