Woods Hole Film Festival and Cape Cod Community Media Center present:
Movie Night at the Media Center
March 12th 6-9pm
PLEASE JOIN US! Wednesday, March 12th 6-9 PM! $12/person
Reservations CALL Jay 508-394-2388 at EXT. 103 or email@example.com
A Jay Craven film…Starring Bruce Dern !
Northern Borders tells the story of ten year-old Austen Kittredge, who is sent by his father to live on his grandparents’ Vermont farm, where he experiences wild adventures and uncovers long-festering family secrets. It’s 1956 and Austen experiences Kingdom County as a place full of eccentric people, including his stubborn grandparents, whose thorny marriage is known as the Forty Years War. Initially feeling stuck in this fractured household, young Austen plans a quick exit but ends up stranded with no choice but to navigate and endure. A humorous and sometimes startling coming-of-age story, Northern Bordersevokes Vermont’s wildness, its sublime beauty, a haunted past, and an aura of enchantment.
The film takes viewers into a world that includes the region’s wobbly first steps toward rural electrification, an unruly one-room schoolhouse, and town maple festival that turns upside down when an FBI agent shows up to accuse young Austen’s Aunt Liz of having robbed the local bank with her former husband, a descendant of notorious Jesse James. Writing for the New York Times Book Review, Fannie Flagg called Mosher’s novel “a touching and unforgettable portrait of a people and time.” The London Guardian recently named it “one of the (all-time) ten best stories about grandparents.”
The film marks Jay Craven’s fifth collaboration with writer Howard Frank Mosher and it stars Academy Award nominated actors Bruce Dern and Geneviève Bujold (Anne of a Thousand Days, King of Hearts), Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick (Moonrise Kingdom), Jessica Hecht (Sideways, Seinfeld), and a supporting cast of Mark Margolis (Scarface, The Wrestler), John Shea (Missing, Lois and Clark), Jay O’ Sanders (JFK, Tumbleweeds), John Rothman (Sophie’s Choice, Ghostbusters), Tom Bodett (NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me), Jim Fitzpatrick (The Lottery), Brent Crawford (Sex and the City) among others.
Part of a unique collaboration between Kingdom County Productions and Marlboro College, Northern Borders was produced in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts with 20 filmmaking professionals working with 34 students and recent grads from 15 colleges.
Movie Night at the Media Center is a new collaboration with the Woods Hole Film Festival to help bring independent filmmaking to the Cape year round and build on the summer Festival. Now in its 23rd year, the Woods Hole Film Festival supports the work of emerging independent filmmakers and collaborates with organizations Cape-wide to offer additional film programming. The Cape Cod Community Media Center collaboration with the Woods Hole Film Festival offers filmmakers and film fans the opportunity to expand the audience and outreach for independent film on Cape Cod. We hope you will join us for this fantastic new collaboration! This is the first in a new monthly series happening the second Wednesday of each month throughout the Winter, Spring, and Fall. Join us after the screening until 9pm for some Q&A discussions.
***This Q&A discussion maybe be recorded for later broadcast on Channel 99 and YouTube.***
Proceeds go towards Woods Hole Film Festival summer and winter programming as well as Cape Cod Community Media Center to help bring programming like this to surrounding communities.