San Diego Beat: Morning Has Broken
The name Leland Orser might not be familiar to you, but it’s likely that his face is. He’s the consummate character actor, whose interesting look and talent has translated into memorable characters in dozens of films and TV shows, including Se7en, Escape from L.A., Saving Private Ryan and The Bone Collector, as well as more than 60 episodes of E.R. He’s also the director of Morning, the opening night film at this year’s San Diego Film Festival, which marks his feature debut.
Orser stars in the film with Jeanne Tripplehorn, best known these days for playing the senior wife on the HBO polygamy series Big Love. They play a couple dealing with the immediate aftermath of their child’s death. It’s a painful, challenging film to watch, as Tripplehorn’s character moves into a hotel and Orser’s barricades himself in their home, each of them trying to deal with their grief in their own way.
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