New York Film Critics Series
Join film critic Peter Travers for a pre-release screening of this film followed by a live Q&A with stars Karen Allen and Michael Cristofer, writer/director/composer Alexander Janko, and author Joan Anderson!
"A life-affirming, breathtaking, and inspirational film that will nourish your heart, mind and soul. It's the perfect antidote to Hollywood's blockbusters. Karen Allen gives the best performance of her career! What a triumph!" -- Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
2016. US. Alexander Janko. 114 min. Color. Starring Karen Allen, Yannick Bisson, S. Epatha Mekerson, Michael Cristofer, and Celia Imrie. Based on New York Times bestselling author Joan Anderson's memoir, A Year by the Sea.
After 30 years as a wife and mother, an empty nester retreats to Cape Cod rather than follow her relocated husband to Kansas. Intent to rediscover herself but plagued with guilt, she questions her decision until stumbling upon a spirited mentor. Supported by her literary agent and a host of locals, including a sexy fisherman, our heroine learns to embrace the ebb and flow of life—ultimately discovering the balance between self and sacrifice, obligation and desire.
Peter Travers (film critic Rolling Stone, ABC-TV)
Karen Allen (Animal House, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Starman, The Perfect Storm)
Yannick Bisson (Murdoch Mysteries, Casino Jack, Too Late to Say Goodbye, Animal 2)
S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order, Lincoln, Mother and Child, Sexual Healing)
Michael Cristofer (Emoticon, The Girl in the Book, Five Flights Up, Rubicon, Mr. Robot)
Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Bridget Jones' Diary, Calendar Girls, Nanny McPhee)
Alexander Janko (Anastasia, Man on the Moon, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Year by the Sea - directoral debut)
Joan Anderson (A Year by the Sea, An Unfinished Marriage, A Walk on the Beach, A Weekend to Change your Life, The Second Journey)