NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On Thursday January 28th at 7:30 p.m., The Picture House Regional Film Center (TPH) will present a screening of the film Wildlike with a post-film discussion and Q&A with the director Frank Hall Green.
Green’s award-winning directorial debut feature Wildlike (2015) had its world premiere at the Hamptons Film Festival and has been invited to over 75 film festivals and won 16 Best Film awards. It was produced by Christine Vachon/Killer Films, Tandem Pictures (Sleepwalker), and Joseph Stephans.
Filmed on 35mm in Alaska, Wildlike stars Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Nolan Gerard Funk, and Ann Dowd. In this thrilling coming-of-age adventure, a troubled teen must face the dangers of the Alaskan wild, as well as her own past, in order to find her way home. Sent to stay with her uncle in Alaska while her mother is in treatment, 14-year-old Mackenzie (Ella Purnell) is forced to flee as her uncle’s attention turns threatening. Unable to reach her mother and afraid that the authorities will return her to her uncle, she embarks on a journey across miles of wilderness to find a way back home to Seattle. As she plunges deeper into the Alaskan interior, a chance connection with gruff backpacker Bartlett (Bruce Greenwood) proves to be her only lifeline. Mackenzie shadows Bartlett across the rugged frontier, thwarting his efforts to cut her loose until he has no choice but to help her survive, and against the backdrop of a spectacular landscape, they discover the redemptive power of friendship.
After the film, The Picture House’s director of programming and marketing, Clayton Bushong, will moderate the discussion and Q&A with the film’s director, Frank Hall Green.
Frank Hall Green is a writer/director and producer and partner at Catch & Release Films, alongside partner and producer Tom Heller (Foxcatcher, Precious, 127 Hours, Mud). Catch & Release is producing the adaptation of Boy21 by Matthew Quick (Silver Linings Playbook) to be directed by Lasse Hallstrom (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Cider House Rules). Hall is also a producer on Remittance, the sophomoric feature of writing/directing team Joel Fendelman and Patrick Daly. Recently, he produced Ghetto Klown for HBO, the award-winning one-man show of John Leguizamo. He was a producer on Allegiance and 1-900-Tonight starring John Turturro based on the film by Theo Van Gogh, among many other features and shorts. Green has an MBA from NYU’s Tisch School of Film & Television. Before NYU’s Graduate Film Program, Green worked in venture capital and emerging technology. From Atlanta, he is also an alumnus of NYU’s Gallatin School, an avid backpacker, and a member of MENSA.
Tickets to the screening and discussion are $12/general admission, $8/members, $10/students and seniors.
Tickets are available at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.