FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE-Opens Theatrically in LA and NYC via FilmRise on August 5th

Golden Globe-nominee David Oyelowo (SELMA) and Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest (BULLETS OVER BROADWAY) star in this intimate drama about a grieving widower who sets out to fulfill his wife’s last wish that he finally meet her irascible mother.

The last voicemail Sherwin Owens (Oyelowo) received from his beloved wife, Fiona, before she died in a car accident implored him: “meet her, before it’s too late.” The “her” in question is Fiona’s mother Lucinda (Wiest), whom Fiona had just visited after many years of estrangement. After spending several solitary days blunting his grief with alcohol, Sherwin makes the long drive to Lucinda’s home in rural Maine. Lucinda lives up to her reputation as ornery, bullying, and cruel, but she is dying from cancer. As Sherwin endeavors to bridge a divide widened by age and race, there ensues an unspoken competition as to who bears the greater loss.

The debut feature from Maris Curran, FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival; the film features supporting turns from Rosie Perez (DO THE RIGHT THING) and Tenoyah Parris (CHI-RAQ).

 

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