Kingdom County Productions: DVD, 'Northern Borders'
Regular Price: $20.00
A film by Jay Craven (2013)
Based on the novel by Howard Frank Mosher
Starring Academy Award nominees Bruce Dern and Genevieve Bujold, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick and Tony nominee, Jessica Hecht.
NORTHERN BORDERS tells the story of ten-year-old Austen Kittredge who is sent by his father to live with his Vermont grandparents whose thorny relationship is dubbed “The Forty Years War.” Stuck in this fractured household on his grandparents’ remote farm, Austen plans a quick exit but ends up stranded with no choice but to stay and endure. A humorous and sometimes startling coming-of-age story, Northern Borders evokes the enchantment of childhood as Austen sows his wild adventures and uncovers long-festering family secrets. The film takes viewers into a world that includes the region’s wobbly first steps toward rural electrification and a town maple festival that turns upside down when an FBI agent shows up to accuse young Austen’s Aunt Liz of having robbed the local bank.
Writing for the New York Times Book Review, Fannie Flagg called Mosher’s novel “a touching and unforgettable portrait of a people and time.” The London Guardian recently named it “one of the (all-time) ten best stories about grandparents.”
Release Date: 2013
Director: Jay Craven
Studio: Kingdom County Productions
Product Dimensions: 7.5x5.3x0.5"
Runtime: 1h 48m