Touching Home is a coming of age story about a homeless father struggling to make amends with his twin sons as they pursue professional baseball. It is a courageous and honest portrayal of a family fighting to overcome the pain of wasted years and the crushing forces of addiction.
Three months after their homeless father died in jail, twin filmmakers, Logan and Noah Miller, cornered Ed Harris in an alley outside the Castro Theatre and pitched him on their autobiographical movie, Touching Home. Nine days later Harris called and wanted the role.
Not only did the self-taught Miller Brothers write, produce and direct Touching Home, but they also star in the movie alongside Harris and fellow Oscar nominated actors Brad Dourif and Robert Foster.
The Miller Brothers will introduce the film before screenings on Friday, July 17 at 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 18 at 4 p.m. during the Iowa City Book Festival. The film will be shown in Shambaugh Auditorium in the Main Library on the University of Iowa campus.
Admission is FREE and open to the public, no tickets are required.