360 | 365 and George Eastman House presents first New Director Series featuring Samantha Buck and her Film “21 Below”
The Dryden Theatre is home to our New Director series, a quarterly program which presents the first local screenings of recent works from directors making their first or second feature-length effort.
“We are thrilled to be launching the 360 | 365 George Eastman House New Director series,” said Linda Moroney, managing director of the 360 | 365. “Rochester is, after all, the birthplace of motion picture film–and here is an opportunity for our community to see, firsthand, films by tomorrow’s great visionaries.”
Filmed on location in Buffalo, N.Y., 21 Below tells the compelling and multi-faceted story of one American family in crisis. Pregnant with her first child, Sharon returns to Buffalo in an attempt to repair the relationship between her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who is pregnant with her third child and caring for one daughter dying from a rare, genetic disease. Richly complex and inspiring, 21 Below unfolds as a compassionate portrait of a family coming apart and the compromises required for reconciliation.
“Samantha Buck is a veteran film and television actress who makes a startlingly good directorial debut with this inspiring portrait of a Buffalo family in crisis, revealing their previously hidden emotional dimensions,” said Jim Healy, Director of Programming, 360 | 365 George Eastman House Film Festival.
Buck has acted in Z Rock, Six Degrees, Stella, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She will introduce the film and talk with the audience following the screening with a question-and-answer session.
General admission is $7 and $5 for students. Please note, no Take-10 tickets or passes will be accepted at this special event. For more information, please visit www.film360365.com or 585-279-8312.
Tickets are available online at film360365.com/festival/tickets-and-passes