Professor Bette Gordon's Film 'The Drowning' Screens in Portugal
BY Ijaaz Noohu, December 15, 2017
The Drowning is a psychological thriller, starring Josh Charles (The Good Wife), and Julia Stiles CC ‘05 (Jason Bourne), 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, 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.”
The film has received strong critical praise: David Edelstein, of NPR’s Fresh Air and Vulture Magazine, called it “a gripping study of male weakness” and “a prime specimen of ‘the paranoid style’”; Glenn Kenny writing for The New York Times said the film “distinguishes itself by applying a depth of psychological observation that yields a genuinely unsettling vision.”
The film has spent most the year playing at prestigious festivals nationwide, following its release by IFC Cinema in May, including the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival and the Woodstock Film Festival and is now available to stream on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and on DVD/ Blu-Ray.