March 4, 2013
So much good news! We had a lovely run at the Beloit International Film Festival in Beloit, Wisconsin. Next we have the pleasure of screening at the Crossroads Film Festival in Jackson, Mississippi.
And THEN we’ll bring it all home for a New York screening on March 27th at 8pm at the Tribeca Screening Room! It’s so exciting!
November 10, 2012
If you’re in Oaxaca, Mexico, we’re jealous. Also, you can see Like the Water at the Oaxaca Film Festival this weekend!
October 14, 2012
We could not have had a warmer, lovelier experience than at NHFF. Yet another beautiful Northeastern festival run by some of the nicest people we’ve ever met.
September 3, 2012
So much upcoming goodness!! A great fall for Like the Water!
1. If you’re in Bar Harbor next week, you can see Like the Water at the “MIFF By-the-Sea” Festival, which is a “best of MIFF” hosted by Reel Pizza, September 7-10. We will be in great company, all the films they are showing are really wonderful!
2. We have our INTERNATIONAL PREMIER in COMPETITION in the “Women in Cinema” section of the Romanian International Film Festival October 1-7, 2012.
3. THEN We will be playing our LATIN AMERICAN PREMIER – DETAILS FORTHCOMING! (Sorry, we still can’t tell you just yet.)
4. And if you’re in the nation’s capitol around election day, come see us at the WASHINGTON WEST FILM FESTIVAL, November 1-4, 2012.
August 8, 2012
We will be playing TONIGHT at The Strand theater in Rockland, mid-coasts Maine’s precious gem of an independent theater. We are so excited to bring the film to the heart of where we shot, to play for all those who really made it happen. See you tonight at 7pm!
Drinks and Karaoke (of COURSE) at Cuzzy’s Bar and Restaurant (I mean, where else?) after!
March 27, 2012
We are THRILLED to announce that Like the Water will have its WORLD PREMIERE exactly where is belongs: at the Maine International Film Festival, almost one year to the date after we started shooting. Join us at 6:30pm on July 14th at the Waterville Opera House! Buy your tickets here.
The festival takes place July 13-23 in Waterville, Maine. We hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us at some point during the festival, both for the film and because Maine is utterly awesome in the summer. (You should think about making a movie there!)
Other screenings during the festival:
Monday July 16th at 9:30 pm at Railroad Square Cinema 1.
Wednesday July 18th at 9:00pm at Railroad Square Cinema 3.
Like the Water follows Charlie, a young journalist, as she returns to her hometown of Camden, Maine to write and give the eulogy at her childhood friend’s memorial. But she finds in the wake of her loss, the once familiar landscape of her life – her oldest friends, a family home, and the town where she knew every fence and tree – seems permanently altered. The stunning summer terrain of Maine and the warmth of her small town feels too vibrant – almost a betrayal. Some manage to assimilate grief gracefully, but for most it is a messy struggle, which shines a light the darkest corners of oneself.
The seed of this film was planted in the winter of 2010. After working together on John Gould Rubin’s Hedda Gabler in New York, six women convened around their shared artistic spirit with a profound appreciation for one another’s diverse voices. Caitlin FitzGerald had always wanted to make a film in her hometown of Camden, Maine. She and Caroline von Kuhn had great interest in writing a script together to showcase and collaborate with this inspiring group of women. Caitlin and Caroline discovered a deeply formative shared story: both lost lifelong friends in their early twenties. Both had found that encountering death at a young age, especially of a contemporary, provoked a seismic shift in the way they came to understand the world. They had not only shared experiences of grief, but had turned to writing in a therapeutic attempt to capture and express something ultimately inchoate: the memory of a life.
Caitlin and Caroline had felt they ran up against the insufficiency of language to express the fullness of their experience. The medium of film allows a fuller exploration of the chaos of grief, the beauty and lushness of Maine, and how memory both entices and betrays us. At some point, provoked by a tragic event or simply the confluence of people, ideas, and places, we all face Charlie’s turning point, where we are forced to grow in spite of ourselves.
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