Cape Cod Gala
Year By The Sea
Real Women Make Waves
Events, Film Screening, Catering
March 21st, 2016
A YEAR BY THE SEA is a home-grown indie film success story, initially funded in 2014 via Kickstarter. Alexander Janko led the initiative—writing and directing the film and compose its score. Produced by Laura Goodenow and Joan Anderson herself, along with a group of people touched by Anderson’s unabashed storytelling—turning the dream of making the movie into a reality with their small, individual donations.
Throughout 2016, Janko, Goodenow and Anderson entered the movie in film festivals around the country, garnering multiple awards and widespread positive press on the festival circuit. Now the film is on a ‘thank you’ tour through Berkshire County all the way home to Cape Cod!
“Making a movie is hard, financing it even harder…and distribution the hardest of all!” said Janko. “We’ve always believed in the universality of Joan’s message, so the reward is our proof-in-the-clambake—the more people who see the film on Cape Cod this Memorial Day weekend, the better shot we have at expanding nationally!” he explained of the logistics of securing additional theaters.
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.