film. The Whole Wide World
Starring Vincent D'Onofrio and Renne Zellwiger directed by Dan Ireland-1996.

This is based on a nonfiction story about the writer, Robert E. Howard. (The man who wrote the original Conan series. It is a terrific movie about gifted, asocial people

Based on the book One who walks alone, by Novalyne Price Ellis.
If that name was not enough of a hint, the book, story and film are set in small town Texas.