big-city speculators cheat him out of his Virginia farm, old
time gentleman farmer Nat Banks leaves his family and makes
a new home in a cave on the creek, inspiring a community-wide
rebellion as he eventually fights his way back home. Nat won't
go down without a fight!
LIKE A FOX is the story of a man who can't take “You're evicted”
for an answer. The pride of possession from so many generations
on the same soil simply makes it impossible for him to move.
Rather than a rental house in town, he moves into a cave by
the creek that runs through the back of his former property
spends the summer there in a kind of Robinson Crusoe splendor
in the wilds of Virginia, until the cold rains of November
make the folly of his situation overwhelming. But when new
owners leave Greenwood empty to spend the winter in Palm Springs,
Nat and his family just move back in, to reclaim their family
home until the spring thaw brings about a final confrontation
between the dubious forces of progress and the old guard of
LIKE A FOX stars Emmy Award nominee and Royal Shakespeare
Company veteran Roger Rees and two-time Academy Award nominee
Mary McDonnell as Nat's wife Amy. It was written and directed
by Richard Squires, an actor, director and playwright with
La Mama Amsterdam, the Players Theatre of New England, and
Brecht West theatres.
film was shot over the course of 33 days in Virginia's famously
beautiful horse country.