Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The Sensation of Sight
The local Peterborough Community Theater will be showing The Sensation of Sight, an independent feature filmed in Peterborough in 2005 and starring well known actor David Strathairn (who also co-produced it).
The synopsis of the movie is: A fusion of dream/reality, this off-beat drama about a man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, a middle-aged English teacher, as he enters a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy. As he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals, encounters ensue and sales are made, but Finn's anxieties begin to consume him as he finds himself pursued by an unrelenting ghost. Circling through sleepless nights and desperate days, this story intertwines lives of loneliness and disconnection, fatefully leading Finn toward an unexpected and sublime awakening.
Peterborough has already received a lot of attention lately between being named one of the top ten coolest small towns in the U.S. by Budget Travel Magazine and a character from The Sopranos hiding out in Peterborough several seasons ago. Now the nationwide release of The Sensation of Sight will bring more recognition to town.