by Ron MacLean
Cole is a cyberthief on the run, trying to evade the authorities long enough to ruin his former employer and redeem his reputation. Joanna's got a runaway son and a guilty conscience and she's running hard from a truth about her boy that she'd rather not learn.
With a Winnebago at their disposal and the American West to roam, the pair - friends since college 20 years before - make their way to an abandoned drive-in movie theater in Southern California. There they have visions of starting over, amid ten movie screens which display projections of their lives and their culture - from snippets of "High Noon" and "Butch Cassidy," to the Village People leading an aerobics class, to Siskel and Ebert "reviewing" their lives. There they also meet, and befriend, a holograph of Cowboy King Gene Autry.
But starting over is never easy. Cole discovers a private detective closing in on him, Joanna finds she can't easily escape the ties of motherhood, and the two find their friendship tested in the California desert.