Noble Jones’ directorial debut, THE TOMORROW MAN, (featuring SFF alum Blythe Danner and John Lithgow’s first major on-screen collaboration) is a love story about two lovably eccentric individuals who find each other in the twilight of their lives. Ed (Lithgow) is a creature of habit and a long-winded talker who enjoys navigating the world from behind the wheel of his treasured pickup. Ronnie is a bit of a hoarder with a penchant for vintage WWII documentaries. When their worlds collide, well… one must be the judge of whether their coupling is odd, or just about the most natural match under the setting sun.
The Artist’s Wife centers on Claire, portrayed by Lena Olin (The Unbearable Lightness of Being; Enemies, A Love Story). As the wife of famed artist Richard Smythson, played by Bruce Dern (Nebraska; Coming Home), Claire was once a promising painter herself, but now lives in the shadow of her husband’s illustrious career. While preparing work for a new show, Richard is diagnosed with dementia. As his memories and moods become lost and erratic, Claire attempts to shield his illness from the art community while trying to reconnect him with his estranged daughter and grandson from a previous marriage. Challenged by this turn of events, Claire must decide whether to stand with her husband in the shadows or step into the spotlight herself.
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