Snapshots (with Discussion of Depictions of Older Lesbians on Screen) Plus Short Film Marguerite
Saturday 6th October 2018, 15:00-17:30
No UK Certificate
Film sponsored by Peter Roscoe & Geoff Hardy
Country of Origin: USA
Length: 94 min (1hr 34 min)
Director: Melanie Mayron
An intimate story of love lost, love found and love everlasting in three generations of women.
Matriarch Rose (Piper Laurie) retreated to her lakeside holiday home several years ago. When fractious daughter Patty (Brooke Adams) and love-troubled granddaughter Allison (Emily Baldoni) visit with a vintage camera and a fifty-year-old roll of film, Rose’s thoughts are transported to the early 1960’s. Back then, Rose and her husband Joe, forged a fun filled friendship with fellow holidaymakers Louise and Zee, but gradually the connection between the two women grew into something far deeper.
Subtle, poignant, and thought provoking, Snapshots explores love in ways that leaves one laughing, crying and renewed.
DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT – Melanie Mayron
“Snapshots” is a film I very much wanted to see made. It spoke to me on two levels. The first is about love. The complexity of love, who we love, how we choose someone to love, how that affects the path of our lives, and how that path becomes our destiny, and in the end, our legacy. All we have is our life. Our one small, gigantic life amongst so many in the world. But what unites us all as humans, is the experience of love. That experience, if we are lucky enough to experience it, of being swept away by the knowing of a partner, a soul mate is the most breathtaking of experiences. And then there is the time we are born into, the social mores at that time of our life experience. “Snapshots” visits the same experience in two different time/spaces, fifty years apart. It is a heartbreaking and yet revelatory story about love and time.
And then there is another theme present, and that is of holding a secret. It takes courage and tremendous risk to reveal a secret long held, that can be incredibly hard to understand as well as hurtful. In the end, when the secret is out, we are privy to the very private struggle and painful journey one takes to accept, forgive and reclaim trust in someone you love.
I am so very proud of the cast we assembled to do the project and the work that was done. Because in the end, with this particular film, to everyone who contributed to it, it was all about this particular story about this particular love, and this particular family, that everyone felt needed to get out there.”