Hide Your Smiling Faces

While exploring their Northeastern environment, two young boys discover the dead body of one of their friends under a bridge. Even though there doesn’t seem to be any evidence of foul play, the event ripples under the surface of their town, unsettling the brothers and their friends in ways they can’t fully understand. Once-familiar interactions begin to take on a macabre tone in light of the tragic accident, leading Eric and Tommy to retreat into their wild surroundings. They face opposition from different forces in their town, including the father of their friend, as they struggle to come to terms with what happened and how this correlates with the existing paradigm of nature. As the two brothers vocally face the questions they have about mortality, they simultaneously hold their own silent debates within their minds that build into seemingly insurmountable moral peaks.

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