End of Summer
directed by Alexander Harrington
Oil heiress Leonie Frothingham whiles away a summer at her seaside “cottage,” where cocktails flow with the tides, and lovers come and go like mosquitoes. Her estranged husband Sam and her just-come-of-age daughter Paula humor Leonie’s flirtations as matter-of-course for the ultra-wealthy floating above the conventional rules of the world. But while the Great Depression ravages most of the country, even Leonie’s idyllic retreat is not wholly protected from the quakes of the times. Paula and her idealistic fiancé, the nearly-committed Socialist Will Dexter, cultivate youthful, challenging misgivings about Capitalism and its beneficiaries. More insidiously, Leonie’s latest flame, the psychoanalyst Kenneth Rice, insinuates himself into each relationship and psyche with a disinterested clinical eye that somehow manages to get him everything and everyone he wants.
10/7/2016 at 7:30pm