A young and rebellious socialite Fisher Willow, tainted by a family scandal, boldly hires farm hand Jimmy Dobyne to be her escort for the elaborate party season. As her passion for Jimmy grows, Fisher defies social convention and the burden of history to risk everything for a chance at real love… until the loss of a priceless diamond sets off a series of accusations and betrayals that threaten to shatter their hopes for the future. With his indelible characters and breathtaking Southern backdrops, Williams paints a heartbreaking tale of seduction and loss. –IMDb
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Jodie Markell studied theater from an early age and eventually attended Northwestern University where she was mentored by renowned Tony Award winning writer/director Frank Galati (“Ragtime,” “The Grapes of Wrath”). After moving to New York, Markell studied at Circle-in-the-Square Theater. She helped rediscover the Tennessee Williams’ play “Confessional,” and her company was granted the rights to produce it as a New York premiere. Her success grew as an actress, as she worked with accomplished theater directors such as John Patrick Shanley, John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Simon Curtis, and Michael Greif, and eventually starred at Lincoln Center, Manhattan Theater Club, Circle Rep, The Public, Steppenwolf, Williamstown, and The Mark Taper Forum. Markell has been featured in films by directors including Woody Allen, Jim Jarmusch, Todd Haynes, and Barry Levinson.
After receiving the OBIE award for her leading performance at The Public Theater in Sophie… read more
I find it strange (or maybe just typical for an antsy media world) that this film was shunned so widely, if not overlooked. Also, there seems to be a recurrent animosity against Bryce Dallas Howard… read review