Peace in the Valley


Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose Wed, Aug 24, 2022 2:15 PM
Pruneyard Cinemas #2 Mon, Aug 29, 2022 7:15 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):88
Premiere Status:SF-San Jose Bay Area Premiere
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Brit Shaw
Michael Abbott Jr.
William Samiri
Dendrie Taylor
Director:Tyler Riggs
Producer(s):Andrew Carlberg
Brit Shaw
Screenwriter:Tyler Riggs
Cinematography:Mack Fisher
Music By:Chris Dudley
Editor:Adam Lemnah


A timely, powerful, resonant drama following a woman’s resilience after loss and her determination to find closure, all while finding the strength to raise her son in a complicated world.

The specter of gun violence hangs over PEACE IN THE VALLEY, a drama about a family’s struggle to make sense out of a senseless act. Ashley and her husband John are in a supermarket with their son Jesse when a gunman begins randomly firing into the store. John, a firefighter and a veteran, rushes towards the attacker and dies a hero. But that brings little comfort to Ashley, who is not only mourning her husband but is also struggling with Jesse’s budding interest in hunting.

The re-emergence of John’s identical twin Billy further complicates this already volatile situation, forcing Ashley to conquer her grief for the sake of both herself and her son. Anchored by an incredible and heart-wrenching lead performance, this timely, resonant film illuminates the sobering, real-world consequences of gun violence.