Cast: Andrus Nichols, Isis Masoud, Macaulee Rusnak Cassaday, Michael Oberholtzer, Midori Frances, NAIAN GONZÁLEZ NORVIND, Scott Cohen, Talia Balsam
Lila (TALIA BALSAM) is an artist who teaches at a community college and has built a modest rural paradise in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her husband, Edgar (SCOTT COHEN). Soon after their teen daughters head off on summer adventures and her best friend Gigi (ANDRUS NICHOLS) begins chemotherapy, Edgar reveals he’s started a new family with another woman. This leaves Lila alone for a season of grief, revenge, and self re-discovery.
SOUTH MOUNTAIN is a meditation on a particular sort of love that grows in the wreckage of broken things.
World Premiere at SXSW 2019. Screened at Maryland Film Festival, BamCinema Fest New York, Nantucket Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Heartland International Film Festival, Mill Valley International Film Festival
Director Q&A to follow the screening
HILARY BROUGHER is a writer/director who lives and works in NYC. Her first feature, THE STICKY FINGERS OF TIME (1997) was presented at SXSW, and the Venice, Rotterdam, and Toronto Film Festivals. Her second feature, STEPHANIE DALEY, featuring Tilda Swinton and Amber Tamblyn, premiered at Sundance in 2006 where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, and also played at Locarno, Deauville, as well as Milan where it won Best Director. She is a member of faculty in the MFA Film Program at Columbia University School of the Arts, and also the current Film Division Chair. Hilary is married to Cinematographer Ethan Mass and has two children.