Jay Craven’s ‘Northern Borders’ to play Windham County dates

BRATTLEBORO — Award-winning Vermont director Jay Craven will present his new film, “Northern Borders,” at a first round of Windham County dates as part of the film's summer 100-town tour.

Craven, who is featured in July's Orion Magazine for his place-based film work, will introduce the picture and lead a post-film discussion.

Upcoming Windham County dates include:

• Sunday, July 21 – Next Stage Arts, Putney, talk at 7 p.m.; screening at 7:30.

• Monday, July 22 – United Church of Christ, Townshend, 7:30 p.m.

• Tuesday, July 23 – Whittemore Theater, Marlboro College, 7:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, July 24 – Broad Brook Grange, Guilford, 7:30 p.m.

The Guardian recently named “Northern Borders,” based on Howard Frank Mosher's award-winning 2002 novel of the same name, a “Top Ten Book Featuring Grandparents,” putting it in the company of Charles Dickens' “Great Expectations” and Roald Dahl's “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

The picture, starring Bruce Dern, Geneviève Bujold, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, and Jessica Hecht, tells the story of 10-year-old Austen Kittredge, who is sent to live on his grandparents' Kingdom County farm, where he has wild adventures and uncovers dark family secrets.

“Northern Borders” was produced as the result of a partnership between Craven's non-profit Kingdom County Productions and Marlboro College, where Craven teaches film. For more information, visit or write Craven at [email protected].

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