"The Song of Sway Lake" is a lush romantic drama about the vanished grace of America, and the spell cast by the melodies of the dead.
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.
THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE
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 ofwilderness that seemed to exist outside of time.In the lakes was the history of the great Americanroyalty, now in decline and often in conflict withyear-round residents. My grandparents, while notmembers of this royalty, aspired to it. But thepresent was always catching up to them, as it is toeveryone whose nostalgia gives even the sunnydays 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