The Desert Film Society & Film
Saturday, July 12, 2003
Camelot Theatre Doors Open at 9:00 a.m.
Film Introduction at 9:20 a.m.
Film Presentation at 9:30 a.m.
Discussion Immediately Following The
This screening is complimentary for
(DFS members please present a screening
Non-Members pay $15.00 per person at
Wiebke Von Carolsfeld
Molly Parker, Rebecca Jenkins and Stacy
Marion Bridge made its world premiere
at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival, winning the Best First
Feature award. According to director Wiebke Von Carolsfeld, "I tried
to keep it (Marion Bridge) real, organic and simple. A lot of energy
was focused on illuminating emotions and on finding truth in the small
moments." Starring actress Molly Parker, (Max, Center of the World,
Sunshine) Marion Bridge speaks volumes about sibling and parental
relationships with a beautifully realized tale of loss, healing and humor.
Agnes (Molly Parker), in the midst of a
struggle to overcome her own self-destructive behavior, returns to Sydney,
Nova Scotia, from Toronto because of the failing health of her mother,
Rose (Marguerite McNeil). She is met by her older sister, Theresa
(Rebecca Jenkins), a devout Catholic who has recently been dumped by her
husband for a younger woman, and Louise (Stacy Smith), the middle child
who has retreated from the outside world. Her arrival sets in motion
a chain of events which allows the family to reconnect with the world and
with each other.
Running Time: 90 minutes