• Publication date: April 6, 2012

Racing Daylight

A woman is contacted by a deceased ancestor who inspires her to start anew

Melissa Leo portrays Sadie Stokes, a young and introverted woman living in a small Southern town while caring for her catatonic mother.  She is infatuated with the town's handyman, Henry (David Strathairn) but too shy to articulate it. 

Leo's character begins to have visions of a man who resembles Henry, but is actually Harry (also portrayed by Strathairn): an ancestor's husband who believes Sadie is his wife, Anna.  The apparitions have a transformative effect upon Sadie as she begins to emulate Anna, mimicking her attitude and fashions.  Is she experiencing something real, or merely showing the signs of a schizophrenic?  


  • David Strathairn
  • Melissa Leo
  • Giancarlo Esposito
  • Sabrina Lloyd
  • Le Chance DuRand
  • Jason Downs