Against the Current
Saturday, October 24, 2009, 8:00 pm
$13 / $7 students
Since its reading at the Williamstown Film Festival five years ago, Peter Callahan’s screenplay has been made into a feature film. (Watch the trailer.) Seeking emotional closure, a young man decides to swim the length of the Hudson River accompanied by two friends in a boat. Callahan’s direction and superb cast – Joseph Fiennes, Justin Kirk, Elizabeth Reaser, Mary Tyler Moore, and Michelle Trachtenberg – create a funny/sad, beautifully nuanced saga of human folly and the tests of friendship.
The film will be screened at MASS MoCA as part of the Williamstown Film Festival's 11th season. The film has been busy this year touring numerous film festivals, receiving official selections at Sundance Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival, as well as winning a special jury prize at the AFI Dallas International Film Festival. Galleries open until 7:30 PM. Party with food from Lickety Split and cash bar follows in MASS MoCA lobby.