The Violent Heart (2019)
Nine-year-old Daniel lives in a town outside of Nashville. Daniel sees his sister sneak out the door and follows to a dark, secluded spot in the woods, where she is killed. Fifteen years later, Daniel lives at home with his mom and teen brother Aaron. The killer has never been caught. Struggling to find his path in life, Daniel works at a local auto shop and dreams of enlisting in the Marines like his father. But he has a criminal record and would need a rarely granted waiver. Cassie is an 18-year-old who has had her fill of high school. An only child, she is particularly close to her father, an English teacher at her school. When Cassie takes her car in for an oil change and meets Daniel there’s instant chemistry. Devastated to discover her father may not be the man she thought he was, Cassie reaches out to Daniel and a tender romance blossoms. But when deeply buried secrets of their small town are revealed, violent events of the past threaten to tear the couple apart.
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, Mystery
Director: Kerem Sanga
Cast: Jovan Adepo, Grace Van Patten, Lukas Haas, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Cress Williams, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, AND Mary J. Blige