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Five Nights in Maine (2015)

Unrated | | Drama | 5 August 2016 (USA)
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A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself confronting guilt and grief over her daughter's death.

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Maris Curran

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Maris Curran
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Credited cast:
David Oyelowo ... Sherwin
Hani Furstenberg ... Fiona
Neal Lerner ... John
Teyonah Parris ... Penelope
Youness Zakaria Youness Zakaria ... Jamal
Rosie Perez ... Ann
Dianne Wiest ... Lucinda
Bill Raymond ... George
Bobby Moreno ... Juan (voice)
Graham Hults Graham Hults ... Cop (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Pittman Smith Christopher Pittman Smith ... Karaoke Bar Extra
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A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself confronting guilt and grief over her daughter's death.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Maine, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,059, 7 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,138, 12 August 2016
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Comedian Hari Kondabolu filmed several scenes for the film which were later cut. He talks about the experience as a part of his Netflix routine Warn Your Relatives. See more »

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The rare art film that's fully watchable
10 October 2017 | by rjbartholomewSee all my reviews

I'm surprised this film gets any poor reviews. It is well scripted, stunningly acted, artfully filmed, and perfectly edited. The photography is the narrator, almost a character in itself-- intimate right up to the point of discomfiture yet neither artsy nor self-aware. The story seems, at least, to unfold as life unfolds-- you discover what's happened at the seeming pace of real-life awareness... but only seeming, of course, which is the film's brilliance.

What I like best about Five Nights is that it deals with a universal situation without triteness or cloying sentiment.

Sorry if this sound like a PR blurb, but this film is notable and beautiful and worth seeking out. It's baffling that anyone could miss this.


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