Jay Craven’s ‘Northern Borders’ to Play Weston Playhouse
Award-winning director Jay Craven will present his most recent Vermont film, ‘Northern Borders,’ at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 21, at the Weston Playhouse (and later this summer, on Thursday, August 14, at the Paramount Theater in Rutland). The screening will include an introduction and post-film discussion led by director Craven.
‘Northern Borders’ stars Bruce Dern and Geneviève Bujold, with Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick and Jessica Hecht. The supporting cast includes John Shea, Jay O. Sanders, Mark Margolis, Tom Bodett, Rusty Dewees, and John Rothman.
‘Northern Borders’ was shot in Vermont and New Hampshire, and is based on the award-winning Howard Frank Mosher novel. It tells the story of ten year-old Austen Kittredge, who is sent to live on his grandparents’ farm. It’s 1956 and Austen experiences the rural setting as a place full of eccentric people – including his stubborn grandparents.
Jay Craven’s films have played 73 festivals, including Sundance-with special screenings at the Smithsonian and Lincoln Center. ‘Northern Borders’ was produced as the result of a unique partnership between Jay Craven’s non-profit Kingdom County Productions and Marlboro College, where Craven teaches film. Tickets will be available at the door. The film is being jointly presented by the Weston Playhouse and Kingdom County Productions. westonplayhouse.org/[email protected]