The Turning

The Turning (alternately titled Home Fires Burning, Pocahontas or Pocahontas, Virginia) is a 1992 American independent drama/thriller film directed by L.A. Puopolo, based on the play Home Fires Burning by Chris Ceraso.


After four years away, Cliff Harnish (Michael Dolan) returns to his hometown of Pocahontas, Virginia in a bid to stop his parents' divorce. Unsuccessful, he finds that his mother, Martha (Tess Harper), has turned to alcohol while his father, Mark (Raymond J. Barry), is seeing a woman called Glory (Karen Allen). Cliff also has an awkward reunion with his ex-girlfriend, April (Gillian Anderson).