Craven to Introduce Newest Film at Bennington Museum
Jay Craven’s new seaside film drama, ‘Peter and John,’ screens at the Bennington Museum at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23. Director Jay Craven will introduce the film and lead a post-screening Q & A. ‘Peter and John,’ nominated for a 2016 New England Emmy, is Craven’s eighth narrative film based in New England. The movie is based on the 19th century novel ‘Pierre et Jean’ by Guy de Maupassant, widely credited for helping to change the course of narrative fiction and heralded at the time for its groundbreaking psychological characterizations.
Set in 1872 Nantucket after the decline of whaling and in the shadow of the Civil War, the film tells the story of tells the story of a town doctor’s jealousy over his younger brother’s odd inheritance. Their rivalry intensifies when they both fall for the same young woman. It stars 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset, Christian Coulson, Shane Patrick Kearns, Diane Guerrero and Gordon Clapp. Shot on Nantucket, it was produced through the Movies from Marlboro program, a biennial film intensive semester jointly produced by Marlboro College and Kingdom County Productions. For this ambitious production, 22 filmmaking professionals mentored and collaborated with 32 students from 12 colleges. Tickets are $12, $10 for 62+, and $7 for students with current college or high school ID. Advance purchase recommended by calling 802-447-1571, extension 203. Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main Street/Route 9 in Bennington. Visit benningtonmuseum.org for information.