“Lovingly handmade…beautiful and raw…imbued with a robust charm.”
—Stephen Holden, New York Times
“Palpable, intimate and magical with the vivid textures of rural outback life, Craven’s delightfully simple narrative operates on powerful metaphorical levels.”
—Shaz Bennett, American Film Institute
—Katrina Yeager, Yankee Magazine
“A frequently mesmerizing stirringly acted frontier tale. Craven's poetic sensibility is steeped in an appreciation of nature, as well as an awareness of man's ability to exist both in harmony and at odds with it, sometimes simultaneously. Performances are uniformly strong, while the flavorful score by Judy Hyman and Jeff Claus adds a crucial element to the film's exquisite sense of place.”
—Justin Chang, Variety
A film by Jay Craven (2007)
Based on the novel by Howard Frank Mosher
Starring Kris Kristofferson, Genevieve Bujold, Charlie McDermott, Gary Farmer, Bill Sanderson, Lothaire Bluteau.
Set during Prohibition, DISSAPEARANCES tells the story of Quebec Bill Bonhomme, an impossible dreamer and schemer who needs fast cash after a freak lightning storm destroys his barn. Despite forebodings from his skeptical and mystical sister, Cordelia, Quebec Bill hatches a plan to steal twenty cases of liquor from feral Canadian whiskey pirate, Caracjou (Bluteau), and smuggle it back across the Vermont-Canadian border. He takes along his 15-year-old-son, Wild Bill, his inscrutable brother-in-law, Henry Coville, and his cranky hired man, Rat Kinneson. Together, they cross the border into Canadian wilderness and a haunted and elusive past for three unforgettable days “full of terror, full of wonder.”
For communities, towns, cities, institutions, private libraries, and state agencies that want to show the film to a public audience. Any time you are showing this film outside the confines of your institution you must buy the rights to a community screening. The director and members from the movie are also available to travel to your town and be part of a Q and A after the screening. To inquire and book a screening Click HERE.
For private screenings (in your living room). No public screening rights are given with purchase of personal use DVD. This price is not for organizations/schools or institutions.
$65—PUBLIC LIBRARY USE
For public libraries only. Private colleges and universities must buy the educational package.
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