Tuesday, October 21, 2008

NYWIFT/CWNY Screening OCT 28

A reminder:

NYWIFT/CineWomen Screening Series
presents Racing Daylight

Sophia Raab, Producer, Nicole Quinn, Director
Tuesday, October 28
6:30 PM
Two Boots Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd Street
(between Avenues A and B)
$6.50 CWNY/NYWIFT/IFP members
(must show membership card)
and Students/Groups/Pioneer members
$10.00 General Public
Buy Tix at

or call 800-595-4849

Cash only at the box office.
Afterparty at:
9 Avenue A
(bet 1st & 2nd Streets)
Free Pizza / Cash Bar
Happy Hour Specials
$5 Beer, $6 Wine/Well Drinks
$2 off Specialty Cocktails
Attending the Q&A following the screening: Director/writer Nicole Quinn, producer Sophia Raab, director of photography Stephen Harris, editor Jamie Kirkpatrick, composer Sarah Plant and cast member(s)
Racing Daylight is a ghost story, a murder mystery and a love story which crosses time. What happens when time collides? Sadie thinks she's going insane. Edmund's sure he's being haunted. And Henry, well Henry's racing daylight.

Told as three short movies Racing Daylight is the story of Sadie Stokes (Melissa Leo) who's returned to the family farm to care for her catatonic Grandma (Leclanche Durand). There have always been Stokes in Cedarsville. Sadie and Grandma are the last. Sadie's life has been pretty colorless until the man appears in the mirror calls her "Anna!" and then fades away. As Sadie takes on the characteristics of her ancestor, Anna Stokes, she realizes that they both want the same thing, they both want Henry (David Strathairn) the farm's idiosyncratic handyman/civil war junkie. Only Anna thinks Henry is her long lost Harry (David Strathairn).

This magical love story of hope and forgiveness is set against the backdrop of the Hudson River Valley, with light that glows from the inside out, and specifically the Shawangunk Ridge; home to Revolutionary war battles, the Underground Railroad, Native Americans and Dutch settlers.

Academy Award Nominee David Strathairn (Goodnight and Good Luck) stars opposite Melissa Leo (The 3 Burials of Malquiades Estrada, 21Grams) and Leclanche Durand (Sleepless in Seattle), along with Sabrina Lloyd (Sports Night, Ed, Sliders), Jason Downs (Hairspray, Clara's Heart), Giancarlo Esposito (The Usual Suspects, Do the Right Thing) Denny Dillon (Dream On, Saturday Night Live), and John Seidman (Jeffrey) in this love story which crosses time.

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