Friday, September 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm
AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE, opening Friday at 7:15 pm
At home in their vibrant urban neighborhood, but frustrated with a lack of career opportunities, photographer Gina (Melanie Lynskey) accepts a tenure-track college job in Washington State. Her husband Mack (Nelsan Ellis) is a writer struggling to get traction on his new book. Together they move across the country with their pre-teen son Clark (Armani Jackson), rallying together to embark on a future promising fresh air, financial stability, and the joys of homeownership. What they don’t expect is to grapple with issues of race and identity.
Although Mack, Gina, and Clark are for the most part embraced by their new suburban neighbors and colleagues, they do not feel understood. And each seems to go their separate ways to find, and define, their new identities. That disconnect begins unravel the bond they share as a family unit.
Howell’s multi-layered script is loosely based on her own family. The film was shot on location in Brooklyn, Westchester County, and throughout the Hudson Valley. The Big Eddy screening is a great opportunity to see the film long before its release date.
Editor Marc Vives will participate in a panel discussion on the Art of Editing on Saturday, September 17 at 4:30 pm.
Director: Rob Meyer
Writer: Annie J. Howell
Editor: Marc Vives
Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis, Armani Jackson, Janeane Garofalo, Christine Taylor, Oona Laurence.
2016, 90 min.