The creation of director Chusy Haney-Jardine and his wife Jennifer MacDonald, Anywhere, U.S.A. has been in the works for some time. An announcement on the film’s Web site reads: “We’re all chuffed up here in Asheville, North Carolina where the film was shot in its entirety. We wanted to thank all the wonderful people, artists, musicians and businesses from our beautiful home town that helped this little film transcend itself, including our spectacular cast, most of whom had never set foot before a camera. Thanks to all of you who said ‘yes.’ Perversely, thanks to all of you who said ‘no.’”
That statement (complete with musical lead-in), is currently the entirety of the site’s content. The official description of the movie, from Sundance, reads: “Told in three segments ranging from satirical to tragic, the film is a wildly original look at American manners, prejudices, and family dynamics.” The only cast member listed is Perla Haney-Jardine. Sundance takes place Jan. 17 to 28 in Park City, Utah.
— David Forbes, staff writer