Kingdom County Productions Fundraiser
Kingdom County Productions cordially invites you to attend its fundraiser
to benefit the Production of Jay Craven's New Film Northern Borders.
Special Guests: Howard Frank Mosher and Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern
Monday, April 9th, 2012 -- 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
The Lake Lobby, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
(Corner of College and Battery Streets, Burlington)
Suggested Minimum Donation of $50 includes a signed DVD of the finished film.
RSVP by calling 802-357-4616.
Northern Borders is being produced by Kingdom County Productions and Marlboro College
For more information or to donate:
Kingdom County Productions will partner with Marlboro College for the production of a dramatic feature film, Northern Borders, based on Howard Frank Mosher’s award-winning coming-of-age story. Northern Borders creates an enchanted and rough-hewn world where family mysteries run deep and an older generation resists change.
The film will be produced and directed by Jay Craven, working in collaboration with a professional cast and crew, as well as with college students and recent post-grads from twelve Northeast colleges and universities.
Our fully professional cast will include Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern (Coming Home, They Shoot Horses Don't They?, HBO's Big Love, Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie and Family Plot). Also, 12-year old Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick (Everybody’s Fine, The Omen, Sex and the City), Bill Raymond (Michael Clayton, The Wire), and others including emerging talents like 16 year-old Irene Shamas of Brattleboro.
Northern Borders tells the story of young Austen Kittredge, who is sent by his father to live on his grandparents’ Vermont farm, where he experiences wild adventures and uncovers long-festering family secrets. It’s 1956, and the farm becomes a magical place for Austen, full of eccentric people like his rascal cousin and his stubborn but loving grandparents, whose thorny marriage is known as the Forty Years War. A humorous and sometimes startling coming-of-age story, Northern Borders evokes Vermont’s wildness, its sublime beauty, a haunted past, and an aura of enchantment. The film will mark the region’s wobbly first steps toward rural electrification, and will take viewers to a fractious one-room schoolhouse and unruly town festival that turns upside down when an FBI agent shows up to accuse young Austen’s Aunt Liz of having robbed the local bank with her former husband, a descendant of notorious Jesse James. The film was previously in development by Academy Award winning producer Jake Eberts (Dances with Wolves, Gandhi) for Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Writing for the New York Times Book Review, Fannie Flagg called Mosher’s novel “a touching and unforgettable portrait of a people and time.”