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     THE CAKE EATERS
U.S.A., 2007, 95 mins, Color

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Director: Mary Stuart Masterson
Executive Producer: Pat Morris
Producer: Jesse Scolaro
Screenwriter: Jayce Bartok
Cinematographer: Peter Masterson
Cast: Bruce Dern, Kristen Stewart, Aaron Stanford, Elizabeth Ashely, Jayce Bartok


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Actress Mary Stuart Masterson makes an assured feature directorial debut with The Cake Eaters, seamlessly weaving together the lives and relationships of two families in rural upstate New York to create an impressive ensemble drama. Beagle Kimbrough (Aaron Stanford) and his father, Easy (Bruce Dern), are still grieving over the recent loss of their family matriarch. Timid and introverted, Beagle never left home, instead remaining in this small town to care for his ailing mother. Out of the blue, the older Kimbrough brother Guy (Jayce Bartok, who wrote the screenplay) returns home after a lengthy stint in New York City pursuing his career as a musician; he is embraced by his father, but not by his brother. One day at the town flea market, Beagle meets 15-year-old Georgia Kaminski (Kristen Stewart), who has a terminal neuromuscular disease and is desperately trying to break free of her overprotective and overbearing mother. Meanwhile, Guy attempts to make amends with his ex-fiancée (Miriam Shor), but he has more than just one unfinished chapter to confront. Guy is still facing Beagle's contempt for his absence in their mother's final days. Masterson unravels the intimate secrets and tensions coursing through these relationships, ably capturing quiet nuances as the outstanding cast emotes the unspoken truths between their finely drawn characters.
    --Courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival
Mary Stuart Masterson
The daughter of director Peter Masterson and Tony Awardwinning actress Carlin Glynn, MARY STUART MASTERSON was raised in New York City and made her film debut at age seven in the 1975 version of The Stepford Wives. Since then, Masterson has worked with countless great directors and actors on both the stage and screen. She has starred in over 25 films, including At Close Range, Some Kind of Wonderful, Immediate Family, Fried Green Tomatoes and Benny and Joon, as well as appeared in numerous plays and musicals, including Nine on Broadway and National Anthems with Kevin Spacey at The Old Vic in London. Masterston wrote and directed The Other Side for Showtime's Directed By series. Alongside her brother Peter, she is currently in the process of launching a film production company. The Cake Eaters is her narrative feature directorial debut.
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          RACCOON & CRAWFISH
U.S.A., 2007, 8 mins, Animated

A hungry raccoon tries to outsmart a crawfish.

 
Showings
06/13/08 11:30 AMVenue 1 (SYS)
Saugatuck Yacht Services
868 Holland Street
 
06/15/08 07:00 PMVenue 3 (HS)
Saugatuck High School Auditorium
401 Elizabeth Street
 


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