Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

A Love Song

Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 81 minutes

A Love Song

After unhitching her camper at a lakeside in the mountains, Faye finds her rhythm cooking meals, retrieving crawfish from a trap, and scanning her old box radio for a station. She looks expectantly at the approach of a car or the mailman, explaining to neighboring campers that she’s waiting for a childhood sweetheart she hasn’t seen in decades. When he does arrive, Lito and Faye, both widowed, spend an evening reminiscing about their lives, losses, and loneliness. A whimsical romance, Max Walker-Silverman’s captivating debut feature shows an "American West" full of quietude, compassion, and introspection. It’s both naturalistic and vaguely surreal, blurring our sense of time and beauty, loss and vivacity, the grandiose natural world and intimate humanism. Career performances from Dale Dickey and Wes Studi bring an inescapable presence to people we don’t often see portrayed on film. They are gentle outliers possessed of resilience and existential spirit, seeking to process something elusive: a feeling of love for what’s no longer there. Like Faye turning her radio dial, they listen hopefully for the faint trace of A LOVE SONG. —Sundance Film Festival

CIFF46 Screenings

Upper Allen

Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 5:05 PM

Sunday, April 03, 2022 at 12:05 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Sidebars
Women of the World
Only at Playhouse Square

Competition
American Independents Competition

Director

Director
Max Walker-Silverman

Producers
Jesse Hope, Dan Janvey, Max Walker-Silverman

Screenwriting
Max Walker-Silverman

Cinematography
Alfonso Herrera Salcedo

Editing
Max Walker-Silverman, Affonso Gonçalves

Principal Cast
Dale Dickey, Wes Studi, Michelle Wilson, Benja K. Thomas, Marty Grace Dennis, John Way

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