Year By The Sea
Real Women Make Waves
Events, Film Screening, Catering
May 19th, 2016
There will be a very special screening of A YEAR BY THE SEA based on Joan Anderson’s book and starring Karen Allen. This was an award winning film at the 2016 Vail Film Festival and Ms. Allen was the recipient of this Festival’s Vanguard Award. Joan Anderson and Karen Allen will be in attendance.
The 11th Annual Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) is a four-day celebration of independent film featuring 26 documentaries, 26 narrative features and 17 short films from from 26. Countries represented this year are Germany, Afghanistan, Brazil, Australia, Iran, England, India, France, China, Italy, Israel, Austria, Norway, Hungary, Argentina and Iceland. The festival, takes place June 2 – 5 in Great Barrington and June 3 – 5 in Pittsfield, MA.
This year’s Festival begins with the Opening Night Party, starting 5:00 pm at at Hotel On North, Pittsfield, for pass-holders. The Opening Night Party is sponsored by Berkshire Bank. The year BIFF also features a Special Event Tribute, generously sponsored by GWFF, including a cocktail party and dinner-by-the-bite catered by MAX Ultimate Food under the BIFF tent. Pass-holders only.
Year By the Sea is the story of a wife and mother of 30 years who retreats to Cape Cod (Harwich Port, Massachusetts) rather than follow her relocated husband to Kansas. Intent to rediscover herself but plagued with guilt, she questions her decision until stumbling upon a spirited mentor. Supported by her literary agent and a host of locals, including a sexy fisherman, our heroine learns to embrace the ebb and flow of life--ultimately discovering the balance between self and sacrifice, obligation and desire.
Based on the New York Times best-selling memoir by Joan Anderson. The film stars Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Animal House) as Anderson, Michael Cristofer (Mr. Robot), S. Epatha Merkerson (Chicago Med, Law & Order), Yannik Bisson (Murdock Mysteries) and Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), along with dozens of locals as extras.