The Festival opens on Friday, September 18 at 8 p.m. with the new romantic comedy/drama “Tumbledown,” directed by Sean Mewshaw, written by Desi Van Til, starring Rebecca Hall & Jason Sudeikis, and co-starring Griffin Dunne and Blythe Danner.
Years after the death of her singer-songwriter husband, Hannah (Rebecca Hall, “The Prestige”) has settled into a solitary life in the mountains. She spends her days in their lake-front cabin contemplating writing his biography, and indulging in a fling with a local contractor (Joe Manganiello). But a brash New York writer (Jason Sudeikis, “Saturday Night Live”) disrupts her quiet existence when he arrives into town to research his own book on her late husband. Initially skeptical of his intentions, she agrees to collaborate with him on the project, leading them both to revelations about life, grief, and love. Featuring supporting performances by Dianna Agron (“Glee”), Blythe Danner, Griffin Dunne, and Richard Masur, “Tumbledown” skillfully balances real life emotions with intelligent humor. It’s a story about death without being somber, and a story of love without being sappy.
The cinematography takes full advantage of the rural autumn landscape, and the haunting songs of Damien Jurado (whose sound evokes Elliott Smith, Bon Iver, and Nick Drake) bring to life the gone-too-soon musician husband.
The film premiered earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival, and is scheduled for a Valentine’s weekend 2016 nationwide theatrical release by Starz Digital. The Big Eddy screening is a great opportunity to see the film long before its release date.
The Hollywood Reporter called “Tumbledown” “a warm, gently funny film about moving on.”
Opening night film tickets are $15. All other individual tickets are $10. All-Access Festival passes are $100, and include admission to a Saturday evening cocktail party and a guaranteed seat at all screenings, including opening night. Six-Packs of tickets are available for $40 (which does not include opening night), or Six-Pack Plus for six films, plus opening night and the Saturday evening cocktail party.
All screenings take place at the Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street in Narrowsburg, NY.
For more information and tickets, visit BigEddyFilmFest.com or call 845-252-7576.
About the Big Eddy Film Festival
Produced by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance of Narrowsburg, NY (DVAA), the Big Eddy Film Festival aims to advance the traditional art of storytelling by showing the newest and best independent films from around the world and our own backyard. Visit www.BigEddyFilmFest.com.
About the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, founded in 1976, serves as Arts Council for Sullivan County, NY. DVAA’s mission is to advance the arts in the region through support and encouragement of artists; innovative programs; advocacy; and alliances with arts organizations, business, and government. Visit www.DelawareValleyArtsAlliance.org.