Northern Borders-a Jay Craven Film
Northern Borders tells the story of ten year-old Austen Kittredge, who is sent by his father to live on his grandparents' Vermont farm, where he experiences wild adventures and uncovers long-festering family secrets. It's 1956 and the farm becomes a magical place for Austen, full of eccentric people and his stubborn grandparents, whose thorny marriage is known as the Forty Years War. A humorous and sometimes startling coming-of-age story, Northern Borders evokes Vermont's wildness, its sublime beauty, a haunted past, and an aura of enchantment.
Northern Borders was produced as the result of a unique collaboration between Kingdom County Productions and Marlboro College, where Jay Craven is professor of film and video. The film was made as the outcome of a semester-long film intensive called Movies from Marlboro. It was produced on a lean budget, through the collaboration of 20 young filmmaking professionals and 34 students and recent graduates from 15 colleges, who worked in substantial roles in every level of production.
Cast: Bruce Dern, Geneviève Bujold, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Jessica Hecht, John Shea, Jay O' Sanders, Mark Margolis, John Rothman, Kaley Ronayne, Alicia Lyn Hunt.
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