New York. A little six-year-old girl is missing. Six months later, the child still has not been found. Her father, William Keane, makes the acquaintance of a single mother and her little daughter. He hides his story from them, and tries to start anew with them. –La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Lodge Kerrigan is an Independent Spirit Award winner whose features Clean, Shaven; Claire Dolan; and Keane have been theatrically distributed worldwide and have shown at numerous international festivals including the main competition at Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, New York, Telluride and New Directors/New Films at MoMA, winning numerous prizes. Kerrigan’s work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian’s Hirschhorn Museum, the American Museum of the Moving Image, the annual convention of the American Psychiatric Association, and has been the subject of retrospectives in Torino, Buenos Aires, and Reykjavik. Kerrigan has served on the jury at numerous film festivals, including Rotterdam and Thessaloniki, and he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. All of Kerrigan’s films, including all future work, have been chosen for preservation by George Eastman House.
Kerrigan is currently developing a documentary… read more
The lens is so interested in William's behavior and actions. Just by watching him we get a strong sense of character. A great deal of credit goes out to the direction, the cinematography, and the acting for making this a gripping film about a man's desire to reconnect with what is lost,
'Keane' offers an intense and often agonizing glimpse into the life of a mentally ill father. The title character is brilliantly portrayed by Damian Lewis, relentlessly followed by a hand-held camera which hardly loses sight of him during the whole film. www.brnrd.net/blog/archive/2006/09/25/keane
Lodge Kerrigan’s debut feature Clean, Shaven deals with a lot of the same themes that Keane does in mental illness and isolation. In Clean, Shaven the analysis of the character is magnificently done… read review