MWPAI screens ‘Love After Love’ today, Friday

Published May 23, 2018 at 4:00pm

“Love After Love” screens today, May 23, and Friday, May 25, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in Utica’s Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art Auditorium.

Admission $8, $6 members and $4 for students. Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening.

What happens when you lose the foundation of your family?

In the wake of a husband and father’s death, the family members he leaves behind find themselves adrift—and in danger of drifting apart—as they each try to find meaning in a world without the man who held them together.

Mother Suzanne (Andie MacDowell) tentatively seeks companionship—but her attempts at dating only drive a wedge between her and older son Nicholas (Chris O’Dowd), whose own relationship with his girlfriend is disintegrating.

Meanwhile, younger son Chris (James Adomian) deals with grief in his own complicated-and increasingly worrying-way.

What plays out between the trio is a beautifully observed, powerfully emotional journey that speaks to the strength of family ties.

This movie is unrated.

According to The New York Times, “the movie feels unforced and at times shockingly authentic, allowing its emotions to percolate and rise of their own volition.”

The next movie in the MWPAI film series will be “You Were Never Really Here” on May 30 and June 1.

On the net: www.mwpai.org/experience/film