BEST FILM GOLDEN SPACE NEEDLE AWARD: Fourth Runner-up | BEST ACTOR GOLDEN SPACE NEEDLE AWARD: James Cromwell
An exquisitely mounted and deeply affecting love story about one man's determination to create a suitable home for his ailing wife. Veterans James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold are nothing short of magnificent as they mine the subtext in the story of a couple with a deep and complicated past.
May 24, 2013
|7:00 PM||AMC Pacific Place 11||Date has passed|
May 26, 2013
|11:00 AM||AMC Pacific Place 11||Date has passed|
James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold star as Craig and Irene, an elderly couple who reside on the large farm they've inhabited for decades on the New Brunswick shore. While Craig is hearty and headstrong, Irene has lately been showing signs of aging, and though he's determined to avoid the subject, their grown children are suggesting the time is coming to put her in a 'home.' Deciding that the answer to this dilemma is to build them a new, smaller house on their property where they can live out their days together, Craig sets about building it. But events start to spin out of control as he runs afoul of the local bureaucracy, and his obstinacy threatens to upend his plans for the couple's happy elder days. Cromwell has never given a finer performance than he does in this stirring and surprisingly upbeat tale, and Bujold is a wonder to behold as his faltering, occasionally headstrong wife. Together the pair provide a treat for the eyes and the heart as a couple who've weathered life's traumas and are devoted to each other, still.
As a filmmaker, Toronto-born Michael McGowan is a multi-hyphenate, whose features include Score: A Hockey Musical (as producer, writer, director, and lyricist), One Week (producer, writer, and director) and Saint Ralph (writer and director). McGowan is also the best-selling author of the Young Adult novel Newton and the Giant, published in 2003 by HarperCollins, and the sequel Newton and the Time Travel Machine, released in 2008.
Sponsored in part by Consulate General of Canada
|Principal Cast:||James Cromwell, Genevieve Bujold, Campbell Scott, Rick Roberts, Julie Stewart|
|Running Time:||102 minutes|
|Producer:||Michael McGowan, Avi Federgreen, Jody Colero, Tamara Deverell|
|Music:||Hugh Marsh, Don Rooke, Michelle Willis|
|Filmography:||Score: A Hockey Musical (2010); One Week (2008); Saint Ralph (2004); My Dog Vincent (1998)|
|US Distributor:||Samuel Goldwyn Films|