Film Professor Bette Gordon’s feature film The Drowning will have its European Premiere at the Warsaw Film Festival on October 8. The following weekend the film will have its US Premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival. The festival, which runs from October 13 to October 16, has a reputation for showcasing emerging and established filmmakers and has been named one of the top 50 festivals worldwide.
The Drowning stars Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Julia Stiles (Jason Bourne), and Avan Jogia (Tut), and tells the story of “Tom Seymour (Charles), a psychologist who, while walking with his wife Lauren (Stiles), jumps into an icy river to save a drowning man (Jogia), only to discover that he’s the same boy he put away for murder twelve years earlier. When the boy reappears in Tom’s life, Tom is drawn into a potentially dangerous reinvestigation of the case.”
Professor Gordon will also be taking part in the festival’s Spotlight on Women and speaking on a panel for Women in Film, alongside Mary Stuart Masterson, Catherine Hardwicke and Amber Tamblyn.
At the end of October, the film will have its South American Premiere at The Sao Paulo Film Festival in Brazil, where Gordon will be having a retrospective of her work, as well as serving as a member of the jury for First and Second Feature Films.