YOU & ME
Dir. Alexander Baack| Comedy / Drama| U.S.A. | 2018 | 90 min. |Rated PG-13
Discussion to follow (via Skype) with director Alexander Baack and writer and actor Hillary Baack
Ella (Hillary Baack) is deaf, but that is hardly the most interesting thing about her. She’s published a collection of short stories and she’s also a literature professor. Having just moved to L.A., she’s too busy for a husband, or even a boyfriend. But then she meets Tony (Paul Guyet), a recently-blinded man. Charming and funny, this is one of the first films to star disabled actors in both leading roles. Sally Struthers also turns in an amazing performance as Tony’s mom.
“Bucks all kinds of stereotypes, and in that respect alone it’s like a heaving breath of fresh oxygen.” — Sheila O’Malley, The Sheila Variations
Saturday, March 23, 1 p.m. - Pathways Gathering Space
Sponsored by Chilmark Writing Workshop