Come join us for the LIFF 2017 Opening Night Festivities:

Walk the Red Carpet with attending Directors and Filmmakers, enjoy "The Song of Sway Lake" with Q&A Session following the Film with Director/Producer Ari Gold and the Film's Composer Ethan Gold.

Join us at the after-party for a fun evening of networking, food, drinks and music at the Tropicana Trellis Bar. 



U.S. Narrative Feature Film

It’s summer on Sway Lake, the most glamorous lake in the Adirondacks - former playground of the jazz-age New York aristocracy. Music collector Ollie Sway recruits his only friend, a rowdy Russian drifter, to help him steal a 78 record from his own family’s estate. Ollie believes that this mysterious piece of music - recorded at his grandparents’ wedding by Cole Porter’s lover - was hidden for him by his father before his suicide. He believes possessing the record will change his life.

The boys’ mission should be as easy as meeting a pretty girl on the water, but the arrival of the beguiling matriarch herself, Charlie Sway, changes everything. For Charlie has her own plans. And this song that hasn’t been heard in half a century may possess the answer to the deepest riddles about love and death - for whichever of these three lost souls will be the first to find it. 

"Spending summers in the Adirondacks as a kid,
I became fascinated by this giant swath of
wilderness that seemed to exist outside of time.
In the lakes was the history of the great American
royalty, now in decline and often in conflict with
year-round residents. My grandparents, while not
members of this royalty, aspired to it. But the
present was always catching up to them, as it is to
everyone whose nostalgia gives even the sunny
days a hint of melancholy.
The real sway is always out of reach." 
— Ari Gold, Director

Genre: Romantic Drama.  /.  Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes

Director: Ari Gold                                                                                                

Writers: Ari Gold, Elizabeth Bull
Cast: Rory Culkin, Robert Sheehan, Mary Beth Peil, Isabelle McNally, Elizabeth Peña, Jack Falahee, Brian Dennehy
Producers: Michael Bederman, Zak Kilberg, Allison Carter, Ari Gold                                Music By: Ethan Gold



Opening Night After-Party Tropicana Trellis Bar