Siren’s Tale Productions is proud to present In Montauk
, an independent feature film about a photographer trying to balance work and family. As photography is integral to the story, we are thrilled to use all profits from the screening to purchase equipment for CARE for Sandy, an organization that restores precious family photos damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
In Montauk (2012) (68 minutes)
Written and directed by Kim Cummings
The hardest choices in life are the ones we never think we’ll have to make.
Julie Wagner has everything today’s young woman thinks she wants: a successful husband who adores her, a baby on the way, a close circle of family and friends, and a career as a photographer that is about to take off. So why is she alone in Montauk in the middle of December? During the cold, stark days, Julie throws herself into capturing her artistic vision for an upcoming solo show, yielding works of deep passion and instinct; at night, she restlessly taps away at her computer, plagued by uncertainty about the impending trajectories of her life.
When a prickly but brilliant composer-musician knocks on her door with an odd request, Julie ushers in a series of events that will bring her in contact with her buried hopes and fears, and force her to make choices she couldn’t have fathomed. At once shocking and wise, In Montauk
is a now-familiar story turned inside-out by a main character who can’t help but put herself into the most uncomfortable position of all—confronting life’s imperfect choices in the hopes of grasping one through which she can be true to herself.
A composition of exquisite scenery and complex characters, In Montauk
beautifully captures the quiet agony that arises when shoulds and wants collide, the conflict between cultural dictates and creative yearnings. It is a story for our times, the one that so many thoughtful, talented people of all ages live out in their drive for self-discovery and self-fulfillment.
Check out the trailer for In Montauk
by clicking HERE
stands for Cherished Albums Restoration Effort
. CARE for Sandy’s mission is simple: to offer FREE digital restoration services for individuals and families whose salvaged photos have been damaged by October's devastating hurricane. Why? Because whereas cars, homes and jobs are replaceable, images of mom & dad’s honeymoon, baby’s first steps and great-great-grandpa’s sole surviving portrait are priceless. Photos contain deep-rooted significance. Photos preserve stories! Photos foster soul and spirit. All money collected from the screening (after expenses) will be used to purchase much-needed equipment for CARE for Sandy.
is made possible, in part, by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and by a grant from the Long Island Film Foundation.
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