Director Will Wallace’s “Red Wing” focuses on the coming-of-age of a young orphan in small-town Texas, and it’s most notable for introducing us to an actor who looks like he’s going to be a Hollywood player: Glen Powell, a Westwood High School graduate and former University of Texas student.
Powell plays the orphan, Francis, after he becomes a young man. And his good looks and demeanor draw the attention of several women in the town. But Francis is an innocent, and he doesn’t act on the offers to have a good time, partly because he has feelings for the older Maddie (Breann Johnson), who lives next door to his trailer. When he was a boy, Maddie acted as his protector and tried to incorporate him into family life. And he hasn’t completely sorted out his feelings for her: Is she a mother figure, or is she the love of his life?
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Starring: Glen Powell, Breann Johnson, Luke Perry, Bill Paxton, Frances Fisher
Rating: Unrated, adult themes, drinking.
Running time: 1 hour, 48 minutes
Theater: Tinseltown Austin