Friday, September 18, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
OPENING NIGHT FEATURE
Director: Sean Mewshaw
Writer: Desiree Van Til
Cast: Rebecca Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Blythe Danner, Griffin Dunne, Dianna Agron, Richard Masur
2015, 103 min.
Years after the death of her singer-songwriter husband, Hannah (Rebecca Hall, “The Prestige”) has settled into a solitary life in the mountains. She spends her days in their lake-front cabin contemplating writing his biography, and indulging in a fling with a local contractor (Joe Manganiello). But a brash New York writer (Jason Sudeikis, “Saturday Night Live”) disrupts her quiet existence when he arrives into town to research his own book on her late husband. Initially skeptical of his intentions, she agrees to collaborate with him on the project, leading them both to revelations about life, grief, and love. Featuring supporting performances by Dianna Agron (“Glee”), Blythe Danner, Griffin Dunne, and Richard Masur, “Tumbledown” skillfully balances real life emotions with intelligent humor. It’s a story of love without being sappy, and a story about death without being somber.
The cinematography takes full advantage of the rural, autumn landscape and the haunting songs of Damien Jurado (whose sound evokes Elliott Smith, Bon Iver, and Nick Drake) bring to life the gone-too-soon musician husband.
Screens with “Otherwise Engaged”
Tickets: $15 at the door