WILLSBORO - The next film in Champlain Valley Film Society's lineup will feature an appearance by its producer and star.
"Islander," an award-winning film produced in 2005, will be shown Saturday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m., at the Willsboro Central School auditorium.
Tom Hildreth, the writer, producer, and lead role actor in the film will travel from Los Angeles to introduce the film, which was shot entirely on location on Vinalhaven Island, Maine, close to where Hildreth was born and raised.
"Maine is rich in character; very distinctive, very rugged, moody and old world," said Hildreth. "I always knew this island, where men once made their living digging granite out of the ground, would be a compelling and beautiful backdrop for a drama."
The film tells the story of a New England fisherman who, after committing a crime, is excommunicated from his island community. Years later, he returns as a pariah to build a new life and reconcile with the family he left behind.
Hildreth has appeared in numerous high-profile theater dramas and films. His television appearances include "Numbers," "24," "First Mondays," "Dharma & Greg" and several daytime dramas.
"While this film is set on the island in Maine, the central tension between locals and outsiders is one that will certainly resonate in our community," said Reuther. "I've seen the film and I think it's beautifully written, wonderfully acted, and should be very popular with our audience, much the way 'Frozen River' drew a big crowd last spring."
Tickets for the film are $5 for adults and $2 for those younger than 18. For more information, call 963-8662.