It’s a place like hundreds of others, nothing special, really. But for four friends—all born and raised in this small Wisconsin town—it is home. And now they are men, coming into their own, or struggling to do so. One of them never left, still working the family farm that has been tilled for generations. But others felt the need to move on, with varying degrees of success. One trades commodities, another took to the rodeo circuit, and one of them even hit it big as a rock star. And then there’s Beth, a woman who has meant something special in each of their lives.
"Love Song to Home Town"
Camp Chippewa, 1962. Nelson Doughty, age 13, social outcast and overachiever, is the bugler, sounding the reveille proudly each morning. Yet this particular summer marks the beginning of an uncertain and tenuous friendship with a popular boy named Jonathan. Over the years Nelson, irrevocably scarred from the Vietnam War, becomes scoutmaster of Camp Chippewa while Jonathan marries, divorces, and turns his father's business into a highly profitable company.
Young couples gather to participate in an annual "chainsaw party", cutting down trees for firewood in anticipation of the winter. A group of men spend a weekend hunting for mushrooms in the wilderness where they grew up, and where some still find themselves trapped. An aging environmentalist takes out his frustration and anger on a singular, unsuspecting target. A woman helps another get revenge against a man whose crime extends far beyond him to an entire community.
Henry, Lee, Kip, and Ronny grew up together in rural Wisconsin. Friends since childhood, their lives all began the same way, but have since taken different paths. Henry stayed on the family farm and married his first love, whilst the others left in search of something more. Ronnie became a rodeo star, Kip made his fortune in the city, and musician Lee found fame - but heartbreak, too. Now all four are back in town for a wedding, each of them hoping to recapture their old closeness but unable to escape how much has changed.
Hank und Beth, schon in der Schule ein Paar, haben ihren Heimatort Little Wing nie verlassen. Sie kämpfen um ihre Farm und unterstützen Ronny, der nach einem schweren Unfall vom Rodeo-Star zum Alkoholiker wurde. Kip war als Rohstoffmakler in Chicago erfolgreich und will frisch verheiratet in seiner alten Heimat neu beginnen. Lee hat es mit seinem Debütalbum "Shotgun Lovesongs" zum internationalen Indierock-Star gebracht. Doch auch ihn zieht es immer wieder zurück.
Young couples gather to participate in an annual 'chainsaw party,' cutting down trees for firewood in anticipation of the winter. A group of men spend a weekend in the wilderness where they grew up and where some still find themselves trapped. An aging environmentalist takes out his frustration and anger on a singular, unsuspecting target. A woman helps another get revenge against a man whose crime extends to an entire community.