Kickstarter Campaign: "Pariah" Producer Nekisa Cooper's "Five Nights in Maine"

by Vanessa Martinez
August 23, 2011 5:43 AM
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Nekisa Cooper's critically acclaimed Pariah will be released in theaters this fall and will also screen at the Toronto Film Festival next month. However, Cooper has another project she's currently concentrating on along with cinematographer Bradford Young (Mississippi Damned, Restless City, Pariah, Middle of Nowhere) called Five Nights in Maine.

Written and directed by Maris Curran, Five Nights in Maine was accepted to the IFP’s 2011 Project Forum, which Tambay announced in this post. With nine days to go, the film has raised $17,235 of the $40,000 goal. To contribute visit their Kickstarter page HERE. Here's the full synopsis:

Sherwin and Fiona are at a crossroads. As an interracial couple living in the south, they seem to have created an idyllic bubble for their love. But after a recent visit to her ailing and prickly mother, Fiona is changed. Suddenly, their relationship is contentious and with no explanation, she announces she does not want to have kids.

And then, she is gone. After tragically losing Fiona to a car accident, Sherwin is overwhelmed with grief and guilt. When a call comes from his estranged mother-in-law, Lucinda, inviting him to visit her in Maine, he is shocked, but desperate for answers and hope. Sherwin accepts Lucinda’s invitation to the place where Fiona grew up, and embarks on a path toward healing.

Here's the Kickstarter trailer:

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1 Comment

  • CareyCarey | August 23, 2011 6:18 AMReply

    "As an interracial couple living in the south, they seem to have created an idyllic bubble for their love. But after a recent visit to her ailing and prickly mother, Fiona is changed"

    Hello Vanessa, I've always loved you posts. They are generally straight with no fake jake. Today I'm not feeling the interracial couple thang (that's just me), so if you don't mind (you might :-)), I'm gonna do a little hi-jackin', but it's for a good thing.

    Dear Daddy is a feature length documentary about the life long effects of fatherlessness on women. The film follows the dramatic journeys of eight young women from the tough city streets of Washington,DC as they struggle to overcome poverty, poor educational systems, no healthcare, and the most difficult life circumstance they have been dealt... the absence of their fathers.
    More information about Dear Daddy
    http://aalbc.com/authors/janks.html#deardaddy

    Dark Girls is the upcoming documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.
    More information about Dark Girls http://aalbc.com/reviews/dark_girls_preview.html

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