14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a
golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest
fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and
his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire,
leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the
role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep
her head above water.