All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Islander

The trailer for The Islander—filmed on Vinalhaven—is up at Google Video.
"They say you can pick your friends, but not your relatives. On an island we’re all related. Whether we like to think so or not.” Eben has lived on a small island off the coast of Maine for his entire life, part of a closeknit community whose lives revolve around lobster fishing. When mainland lobstermen brazenly stray into waters reserved for Islanders, threatening their already tenuous livelihood, Eben loses his temper. Dire consequences result and the fisherman is forced to leave the island. Ian McCrudden’s emotionally charged feature follows Eben upon his return home five years later. The community that Eben left has changed, and he is no longer wanted there; his presence opens old wounds that most would prefer to forget. But Eben is ill equipped and unwilling to start again somewhere else, and patiently begins trying to reestablish a claim to the only life he has ever known.

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