WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
CHILMARK COMMUNITY CENTER
Discussion to follow with director Charlie McDowell, moderated by actress Mary Steenburgen
Dir. Charlie McDowell | Drama | U.S.A. | 2017 | 105 min.
What would you do if there was proof of an afterlife? Director and longtime Vineyard summer resident Charlie McDowell deftly explores this premise in a film that is a fascinating blend of science fiction, drama, comedy, and thriller. When Dr. Harber (Robert Redford) scientifically proves the existence of an afterlife, there are dire consequences. His estranged son, Will (Jason Segel), tries to handle the situation by returning to the island where he grew up. He crosses paths with Isla (Rooney Mara), who’s come back there for mysterious reasons of her own. The tale unfolds over the ensuing days, as they reckon with the new discovery.
SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THIS FILM
Charlie McDowell is a writer, director, and actor who has spent many summers on Martha's Vineyard. The San Francisco Film Circle awarded him a special citation for his directorial debut film The One I Love. That film and The Discovery both premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Mary Steenburgen is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning actress. She is known for her work in Parenthood, Philadelphia, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Elf, Step Brothers, The Help, and Dean (MVFF 17). She is a long-time summer resident of Martha's Vineyard..
Thank you to the screening sponsors Joe Johnson and Paradise Dental