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by Kevin Muller
Every so often in Hollywood, film makers throw at us a movie that looks like one that young children would enjoy, but contain themes that are way beyond their years. In 2009, the long awaited adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” finally came to cinemas. Many were expecting a movie about the adventures of a boy and a few oversized monsters. What they got was a deep and meaningful piece of art about the emotions that Max, the human main character of the story, goes through and how he must deal with these extreme feelings. Yeah, this definitely sounds like something a six year old would eat up. Sarcasm aside, even though the movie was lauded by critics, it left many children and parents, wanting to find a movie to keep their kids occupied for two hours, cold to what was done to the beloved children’s novel.
by Nile Fortner
According to The Wrap, Vulture, and Wikipedia, Fences was originally “a 1983 play by the legendary American playwright August Wilson. Set in the 1950s, Fences explores the evolving African-American experience, family, the relationship between a father and son, examines race relations, among other themes. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play. Fences premiered on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre on March 26, 1987, and closed on June 26, 1988, after 525 performances and 11 previews. Directed by Lloyd Richards, the cast featured James Earl Jones (voice of Darth Vader, The Sandlot) as Troy Maxson, Mary Alice (Malcolm X, The Matrix Revolutions) as Rose, and Courtney B. Vance (Terminator Genisys, Office Christmas Party) as Cory.”
More recently, Wikipedia has written, “Broadway revived the iconic play. It opened at the Cort Theatre on April 26, 2010, with limited showing. Directed by Kenny Leon, this time around the production starred Denzel Washington (Training Day, The Equalizer) as Troy Maxson and Viola Davis (Prisoners, Suicide Squad) as Rose, as the married couple struggling with American race relations. The play was nominated for a total of ten Tony Awards, winning three for Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor in a Play (Denzel Washington), and Best Actress in a Play (Viola Davis).”
Now that we got that little history lesson out the way. Let’s talk about the actual movie Fences, because that’s what I’m assuming you are here for.
Written by Jeremy Robinson and directed by Jeff Prugh, THE CARETAKER stars Meegan Warner (THE VEIL, AMC’s TURN: Washington Spies) and Sondra Blake (MAX DUGAN RETURNS).
The film was an official selection at Indie Horror Film Festival where it won three (3) awards including the Director’s Choice award, and at the Fantastic Film Horror Film Festival. THE CARETAKER was also in official selection at FilmQuest, HellaCon, Gasparilla and the Fantastic Horror film festivals.
In THE CARETAKER, a young woman returns home to care for her gravely ill grandmother only to begin sleepwalking, envisioning spirits and uncovering dark secrets in her family’s past.
THE CARETAKER will be released On Demand in the U.S. on Friday, September 30, 2016 across all platforms including Comcast Xfinity, iTunes, DirecT, Amazon Instant, Dish Network, VUDU and others.