This short film tells the story of two strangers who meet at the beloved East Lawrence, Kansas neighborhood landmark, The Wishing Bench.
The story begins when an out of towner mistakes the bench for a bus stop.
The bus never comes but their conversation takes them on a journey they'll never forget...
Or will they?
East Lawrence's Wishing Bench is an enigmatic landmark of mysterious origins which has been informally adopted by the neighborhood. Objects are added to - and taken away from - its edifice, marking the passage of time.
Facing a corner of residential housing, art studios, and development, those who sit on the bench seem to stop time and reflect on both the roads they've taken and the paths that lie ahead.
The transformative nature of the bench evokes comparisons to the states of minds of the film's central characters in this project.
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