DOMINION with writer and director Steve Bernstein

Saturday, August 20th,  Doors Open: 6:30pm, Steve will introduce the film prior to the screening at 7pm, Screening Begins: 8pm,

DOMINION is the story of the last day of the poet Dylan Thomas, as the man downs eighteen double scotches in one afternoon, labeling each after an event from his life.  These remembrances begin to merge, creating a surreal landscape that is a triumph of poetry and elegant irony, as well as a death spiral in the  realm of the phantasmagorical.   The central performances of Rhys Ifans as Dylan Thomas is one for the ages, theatrical, full of humor and hugely tragic. John Malkovich turn is slyly funny and Tony Hale, Zozia Mamet, Romola Garai and Rodrigo Santoro all turn in surprising performance in support. 

Feel free to bring your own food and drink. Please NO plastic and clean up after yourself :)   The Art Garden is Host-less and Host-free, meaning everyone participates how they can, when they can, with setup and/or cleanup, please visit vcart.garden/helping

We are joined by the film's writer and director Steve Bernstein, who lives on Howland Canal with his girlfriend the designer Carolyn Rodney.   Steve¹s career in film has been rich and varied. He has written for the theater, written books and also wrote and directed the multi award winning feature DECODiNG ANNIE PARKER, with Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton and Aaron Paul.    Before all this Steve was a well known cinematographer, an American Society of Cinematographers award nominee, who shot the Oscar winning MONSTER, important independents like WATER FOR CHOCOLATE, Noah Baumbach¹s KICKING and SCREAMING and many studio films, over 40 features all told.