ADAM to screen at Upstate Films
(Hudson Valley, NY) June 23, 2009
Hudson Valley director/producer Max Mayer will be on hand at a special screening of his new feature film ADAM on Saturday, July 11 at 3:30pm at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck. Mayer will be present for a question and answer and reception following the screening. ADAM, which is being released by Fox Searchlight on July 29, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and stars Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Frankie Faison, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving, Mark Linn-Baker.
Romance can be risky, perplexing and filled with the perils of miscommunication – and that’s if you aren’t ADAM, for whom life itself is this way. In this heartfelt romantic comedy, Hugh Dancy (THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB, CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC) stars as Adam, a handsome but intriguing young man who has all his life led a sheltered existence – until he meets his new neighbor, Beth (Rose Byrne, “Damages,” 28 WEEKS LATER, KNOWING), a beautiful, cosmopolitan young woman who pulls him into the outside world, with funny, touching and entirely unexpected results. Their implausible and enigmatic relationship reveals just how far two people from different realities can stretch in search of an extraordinary connection.
Other WFF Summer Screenings include THE FARM:10 Down (7/8/09) and TAKING WOODSTOCK (8/8/09).
Max Mayer is a founder and producing director of New York Stage and Film, which has presented 24 summer seasons of original plays at the Powerhouse Theatre at Vassar College. Mayer has directed more than 50 new plays, including world or U.S. premieres by writers such as John Patrick Shanley, Lee Blessing, and Eric Overmyer. He has also written three produced plays. For television, Mayer has directed episodes of NBC’s The West Wing, ABC’s Alias, and CBS’s Family Law. His first feature film, Better Living, was released in 2000. Adam is his second feature film.