Wednesday, April 16

Special Events Archive

Northern Borders

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Director Jay Craven in Person!

(2013) Dir Jay Craven, with Bruce Dern, Geneviève Bujold, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick and Jessica Hecht [108 mins]
Based on the award-winning novel by Howard Frank Mosher, NORTHERN BORDERS tells the story of ten year-old Austen Kittredge (Davey-Fitzpatrick), who is sent to live on his grandparents’ Kingdom County Vermont farm. It’s 1956 and Austen experiences rural Kingdom County as a place full of eccentric people—including his stubborn grandparents, whose thorny marriage is known as the Forty Years War. A humorous and sometimes startling coming-of-age story, NORTHERN BORDERS evokes Vermont’s wildness, its sublime beauty, a haunted past, and an aura of enchantment.

Award-winning filmmaker Jay Craven’s six feature films include Disappearances (2007 with Kris Kristofferson) and Where the Rivers Flow North (1994 with Rip Torn and Tantoo Cardinal).  His films have played 73 festivals, including Sundance—with special screenings at The Smithsonian, Lincoln Center, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Harvard Film Archive.

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. The picture was made during a semester-long film intensive, Movies from Marlboro, where 20 young professionals worked with 34 students from 15 colleges.  A 2014 Movies from Marlboro project will produce Peter and John, based on Guy de Maupassant’s ground-breaking 1887 novel. That film is being produced this spring on Nantucket and will again partner professionals and students who earn academic credit for a “semester away” from their home school.


Ticket Information:
Tickets for available at the door for $12 general public/$10 Brattle members. Tickets for the reception at 6:00 PM are available for $50 on the night of the event or in advance by contacting Hannah McCarthy (at [email protected]). More information is also available by contacting director Jay Craven ([email protected]) or by calling Kingdom County Productions at 802-357-4616.