TWO FILMS BY
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 at 5:00 PM
CHILMARK COMMUNITY CENTER
Discussion to follow with director Susanna Styron
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, by Driftwood Kitchen, and live music!
Suspended Sentence House of Teeth
Documentary | U.S.A. | 1976 | 25 min. Drama | U.S.A. | 2017 | 26 min.
When Susanna Styron dropped out of college in 1975, she came to the Vineyard to “figure things out.” Working in Poole’s Fish Market, sharing a house with two carpenters, befriending struggling artists, and going out drinking at the Ritz, she began to discern a community of like-minded seekers who (with varying degrees of success) had left the mainland behind, looking to establish simpler, freer lives. The following winter she returned with a camera crew and created Suspended Sentence, her first short film. It will play in tandem with her most recent short, House of Teeth, a fictional narrative which she wrote and directed. In it, her lead character, a recently divorced woman in midlife, sets out to find her bearings—and her mojo—as she discovers the challenges and surprises of life beyond marriage.
Join us for a dinner with filmmakers Rory Kennedy and Susanna Styron at the Beach Plum Inn
Members $5 / General Admission $10
*NEW THIS YEAR* couch seats are available for a $5 upgrade
Work on Martha's Vineyard? An Island workers discount is also available
Thank you to the screening sponsor The Chilmark Tavern