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Jack London’s Martin Eden – Film Screening

July 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - July 26, 2023 @ 9:30 pm


Jay Craven’s new award-winning narrative feature film, “Jack London’s Martin Eden,” will screen at 7pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 25th and 26th.  at Cinemapolis in Ithaca. Craven will introduce both screenings and appear for post-screening Q & A.  The film score was composed and performed by Ithaca musicians Judy Hyman and Jeff Claus (of the Horse Flies).

“Jack London’s Martin Eden” is based on the celebrated writer’s autobiographical novel.  Set in 1909, it tells the story of a poor and unschooled sailor who unexpectedly meets Ruth Morse, a magnetic young woman of means and education. Their unconventional attraction upends both lives and propels timely themes of impossible love, dogged individualism in pursuit of the American Dream, and the quest for a comfortable place in an inconstant world.

“Martin Eden’s” cast includes Andrew Richardson in the title role and Hayley Griffith and Annet Mahendru as Ruth Morse and Lizzie Connolly, respectively.  Richardson trained at Carnegie Mellon and London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Royal Academy of Dance.  His credits include eight film and television productions along with theatrical stagings of “Taming of the Shrew” and “Othello.”
Annet Mahendru is best known for her co-starring role as Nina Krilova, the U.S. Russian embassy operative who has a love affair with FBI agent, Stan Beeman, in the long-running Emmy-winning series, “The Americans.”  She also co-starred as Elena Evanovich in the Amazon series, “The Romanoffs.”

Hayley Griffth’s credits include “Law and Order” and “Bull.”  Other supporting actors Missy Yager (“Mad Men,” “Manchester by the Sea”), Grainger Hines (”Lincoln,” “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”), Phil McGlaston (Broadway’s “Little Foxes,” Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold and the Boys,” August Wilson’s “Fences”), Michael Benz (“Downton Abbey,” “Joker”), Jo Armeniox (“Boardwalk Empire”), Ken Wulf Clark (“House of Cards”) and Rebecca Faulkenberry (co-star of “Spiderman” on Broadway).


July 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
July 26, 2023 @ 9:30 pm


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