The Cake Eaters with Mary Stuart Masterson
Friday, May 8 at 7:30pm
$9 Members / $12 Public Active Membership Will Be Checked
In Person: Celebrated actress-turned-director Mary Stuart Masterson
Actress Mary Stuart Masterson (Benny and Joon, Fried Green Tomatoes) 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. Beagle Kimbroug and his father, Easy (the legendary Bruce Dern), are still grieving over the 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 after a lengthy stint in New York City pursuing his career as a musician. He is embraced by his father, but not his brother. One day at the town flea market, Beagle meets 15-year-old Georgia Kaminski (Kristen Stewart, Adventureland), 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-fiance, 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.
USA, 2007, 95 min.
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave
Huntington, NY 11731
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