Bluebird

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Bluebird

  • 2014
  • Directed By: Lance Edmands
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Drama
  • 91 Minutes
  1. Friday, October 3, 2014 9:30 p.m.
  2. Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Bluebird
In his striking and moving debut feature Bluebird, writer/director Lance Edmands explores the interconnectedness of a small town in the northern reaches of Maine. When Lesley, the local school bus driver, (Tony nominee Amy Morton, August: Osage County) becomes distracted during her end–of–day inspection, she fails to notice something in the back of the bus. What happens next shatters the tranquility of her small logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have enormous consequences.

Stricken by an overwhelming sense of guilt, Lesley‘s fragility is further tested by her husband (Emmy nominee John Slattery, “Mad Men“)–a local logger preoccupied by the imminent closing of the town paper mill–and the boy‘s mother Marla, a disaffected young woman looking to take advantage of a delicate situation. Shot on location in the stark, frozen Maine hills, Bluebird fosters a profound sense of place–chillingly capturing the setting‘s lonely yet beautiful tone–thanks to the masterwork of cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Indy Film Fest. (2K DCP presentation)