Monhegan Light – Special Short Film Presentation

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More than a short film, really, “Monhegan Light” approaches the mid-length genre at almost thirty minutes running time.  The film was produced by a team of Ohio University students, led by Associate Professor Frederick Lewis (who executive produced) and directed by Joe Battaglia, an OU student.  Money was raised to produce the film ($18,000) which was shot on location in four days on Monhegan Island, Maine.

The story comes from Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo, and concerns a Hollywood cinematographer who receives a nude painting of his recently deceased wife in the mail. When he learns that the artist was his late wife’s lover for 10 summers, he journeys to Monhegan Island, where he is forced to see her through the eyes of another man.

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The Lake Placid Film Forum will screen the film Saturday, June 15th during the North Country Shorts.  The late Anthony Lucas, a board member of the Adirondack Film Society, initiated the North Country Shorts program in 2007 and championed Frederick Lewis and his Ohio students for many years.  The screening of “Monhegan Light” honors Tony, his wife Ellena, and their invaluable contributions to our event.

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  1. Pingback: Monhegan Light… cannot wait! | barbara stroud

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