Days and Nights
DAYS AND NIGHTS is inspired by Anton Chekhovs The Seagull and set in rural New England in the 1980s. The film centers around Elizabeth, a movie star, who brings her paramour Peter to her lakeside estate to visit her family on Memorial Day weekend. The household includes her ailing brother, her artist son, his ethereal muse, the family doctor and the estates custodian, the careless caretaker and his wife, their temperamental daughter and her long suffering ornithologist husband — the keeper of the sacred land where a bald eagle is trying to raise its young. During the weekend a disastrous turn of events leads the family from dysfunction to heartbreak and, ultimately, salvation.