Always with an impeccable eye for amazing East Coast productions – every year you can count on FIN Atlantic International Film Festival to present the very best of the best for their Atlantic Gala Screenings.
Taking the spotlight for #FIN40 on Saturday, September 19th – the very deserving drama UNDER THE WEATHER written and directed by Nova Scotia based, Governor General’s Award-winner William D. MacGillivray.
Filmed entirely in Newfoundland – UNDER THE WEATHER follows the month-long roller coaster ride experienced by Jenny, her husband Phil and their seventeen-year-old daughter Maggie as they help Jenny’s brother Joe on his final journey facing a terminal cancer diagnosis. Prepare to ride a roller coaster of emotions as you’re watching – and yes – have Kleenex at the ready.
The Gala streaming of UNDER THE WEATHER starts on Saturday, September 19 at 7 p.m. AT, with access available for only 24 hours.
I’m so thrilled and honoured to be hosting the LIVE post show Q & A with Bill MacGillivray and his producing partner Terry Greenlaw, along with co-producer Christopher Richardson and stars Ruth Lawrence and Julia Sarah Stone immediately following the Atlantic Gala Screening – so please get your tickets and stay on the FIN Stream through the credits so you can hear from the talented team behind this remarkable film.
Director: William D. MacGillivray
Writer: William D. MacGillivray
Producers: Terry Greenlaw, Christopher Richardson
Main Cast: Stephen Oates as Joe, Ruth Lawrence as Jenny, Des Walsh as Phil, Julia Sarah Stone as Maggie
Cinematographer: Kent Nason
Editor: William D. MacGillivray
Runtime: 118 minutes
Synopsis – There is no ‘best thing’ about having terminal cancer, but for forty-year-old Joe, being welcomed back into his childhood home, feeling the warmth and support of his sister and her husband and observing his young niece’s blossoming emotional maturity seem to give new meaning to a life he feels he had wasted. With unexpected humour, stark realism and quiet insight, Under The Weather is an uplifting meditation on one man’s graceful surrender to the inevitable and the palpable impact his passing has on those he leaves behind.
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