On Plantation Island, two women (Marly and Desirée), two families and two small communities must face up to their past and decide about their future. Marly, the owner of a small motel and café, finally decides to sell her property to a construction company. After many years, Desirée returns to Lincoln Beach and realizes that the time has come for her to reconcile with her mother and put their tempestuous past behind them.The entire region appears to be coveted by ambitious realtors and developers wishing to turn it into an artificial paradise for tourists. The local communities are enraged and demonstrate against the construction company. When the bulldozers roll into the woods, a secret from the distant past will be revealed and turn everything upside down. –Thessaloniki International Film Festival
John Thomas Sayles (born September 28, 1950) is an American independent film director and screenwriter who frequently plays small roles in his own and other indie films.
Sayles was born in Schenectady, New York, the son of Mary (née Rausch), a teacher, and Donald John Sayles, a school administrator. He was raised Catholic and took to labeling himself “a Catholic atheist”. Both of Sayles’ parents were of half Irish descent.
He attended Williams College, where a small incident provided an inkling as to his future career. In 1972, while participating in the school’s biannual trivia contest, Sayles’ team was tied with another after eight hours, forcing the game’s first sudden death overtime. Sayles was able to cite a particular line of dialogue from the 1960 film The Time Machine, thus clinching that semester’s championship.
Like Martin Scorsese and James Cameron, among others, Sayles got his start in film working with Roger Corman. Sayles went on to fund his first… read more