We Always Lie To Strangers

AJ Schnack and David Wilson

WE ALWAYS LIE TO STRANGERS is a story of family, community, music and tradition set against the backdrop of Branson, Missouri, a remote Ozark Mountain town that is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the United States. Here, millions from around the country, and particularly from the American Midwest, flock for a return to "old fashioned, traditional values" and the family-style entertainment of Branson's 100+ staged music shows, many of which feature families performing together. As Branson faces economic uncertainty and changes in attitudes on social issues, the interwoven sagas of these performing families form a composite both of Branson and of contemporary America. Special Jury Recognition for Direction: Documentary, South By Southwest Film Festival.

WE ALWAYS LIE TO STRANGERS made its Chicago Premiere at the Midwest Independent Film Festival in May 2014, earning nominations for Best Feature Film and Best Director.

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We Always Lie to Strangers - World Premiere SXSW 2013