Five Nights in Maine

Synopsis: A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself confronting guilt and grief over her daughter's death.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Maris Curran
Production: Loveless Entertainment
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
4.5
Metacritic:
45
Rotten Tomatoes:
25%
UNRATED
Year:
2015
82 min
$15,138
Website
59 Views


Fiona.

Fiona.

Falling asleep?

No.

I think you are.

No.

-Are you sure?

-I am.

Are you sure?

I'm sure.

My stomach's gonna start

growling any second now.

I think you're falling asleep.

I'm not falling asleep.

Don't start.

What?

Start what?

--What?

What did I start?

-This.

-What did I star?

This.

Stop it.

Stop.

Stop it!

What?

I don't know what

you're talking about.

It's not fair.

What?

Because you're not--

you're not ticklish.

It's not fair.

Oh, sorry.

Mm.

Stop!

--Don't

make fun of me.

Don't go away, yo.

Ok?

K.

K?

One new message.

Fiona, it's Juan.

Where are you?

I just tried your cell phone.

Uh, I don't know what

you want me to do.

I'm gonna go ahead

and start the meeting.

Come late if you can.

Call me.

Hey.

This is Fiona.

Leave a message, and

I'll get back to you.

Thanks.

Sherwin, it's me.

I think you're right.

I should go see my mom

before it's too late.

I'll call you on my home.

Love you.

Fiona?

Hi.

Is this sherwin Owens?

Yeah, who's this?

You

live at 21 long Avenue?

Yeah, I do.

This is officer holson, the

Atlanta police department.

We sent an officer

by twice today

to get in contact with you.

Uh, what is this concerning?

I'm

sorry to tell you

this over the phone, Mr.

Owens, but your wife was

involved in a traffic accident.

And it was a fatal accident.

Mr. Owens, you're still here?

Would you like to

speak to someone, sir?

We can send an officer

by immediately.

--Can--

can you-- can you please--

can you please, um-- can

you help-- but can you--

hey, this is Fiona.

Leave a message.

Hi, uh, mr Owens?

Yeah.

Uh, John Scott from

Lincoln crematorium.

May I come in?

I-- I know how difficult

it must be to come to us.

So I am happy to

bring her to you.

Thank you.

I'm very sorry for your loss.

Mr Owens?

I need you to sign.

Hello, sunshine.

Sherwin.

Get up.

Sherwin.

Get up.

Sherwin, come on.

Get up.

What are you doing here?

Shouldn't you be at work?

Yeah.

Dammit.

P, seriously, can you--

yes.

There we go.

Oh. You need to stop

smoking and drinking.

It's disgusting.

And you stink.

Come eat.

I don't know what would

make you think I want to eat.

Because you haven't

in I don't know how long.

What are you gonna

do about the service?

Seriously, p, I know

you're trying to help,

but you-- you just need to--

I'm getting

15 calls a day.

Well, tell them to get a life.

There's no f***ing way.

All right.

I will take care of it.

Just let it go.

Let it go.

Just let it ring.

You've

reached sherwin and Fiona.

Please leave a message.

It's lucina.

It's her mom.

I wanted to see

if you might like to come

up here to Maine for a bit.

I though it might

do us some good.

No need to call.

There is nothing

you could have done.

Course there is.

No.

You did not put her in that car.

I was supposed to

take care of her.

And you did.

How can you say that?

And then missing her.

You have the food.

And there's no reason to

call Fiona's mom back.

I'll deal with her.

Call me if you need me.

I love you.

Everything is

harder than it is.

Should we go see her?

I don't know.

She tried to destroy us.

We're strong.

Come on.

Go see your uncle.

Go.

What are

you doing here?

Mom said you wanted to play.

Did she?

I've got a-- I've got a cold.

You swapped these.

No, I didn't.

So why-- where am I?

Click start.

I just clicked start.

No, you didn't.

You're crazy.

Whatever.

I still win.

Oh, you're right.

Oh.

Can you get out of the way?

Really, mom?

Give me a second.

Give me a second.

Cleaning up after you.

What happened?

Hey, that's-- can I?

No, you don't need this.

P.

Yes?

Have some apples.

What, you start the

game and not tell me?

Mom said not to talk

about auntie Fiona.

That's ok.

I'm sorry.

Thanks, Jamal.

Sherwin?

Hi.

Hi.

I'm Ann, Lucinda's nurse.

Oh, nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you, too.

Come in, please.

Thank you.

Lucinda is expecting you.

Um, but she's resting now.

So she'll see you at dinner.

Ok.

I-- I'll show you to your room.

Yes, just up here.

There's a bathroom right

there to your left.

And there are clean

towels in there for you.

Ok.

I need to get

back to Lucinda.

If you need anything,

just let me know.

Thank you.

Ok.

Oh, hey.

Finding everything ok?

Yeah.

Uh, is anything to drink?

Course.

Wine or whiskey?

Uh, whiskey would be great.

Whiskey?

Great.

Here you go.

Perfect.

You gonna have one?

Uh, no, thank you.

I'm so sorry.

Thank you.

As you know, she was just

here, and it was really

good to finally meet her.

Did you like her?

Very much.

Yeah, me, too.

No one should lose a child.

Or a wife.

Of course.

What is that on the,

um-- on the island

that I can see from upstairs?

Oh, that's the lighthouse.

It has a great story, too.

What, the lighthouse?

Mhm.

You gonna tell me the story?

Um, well, the lighthouse

is on an island,

and the caretaker was lonely,

so he married this young girl

and brought her over with him.

But when she had been there

for a while, she looked at him

and said, there's nothing to do.

So he brought her a piano.

But when the boat came

with the instrument,

it only had one sheet of music.

And she played and

played and played

that same song over and over

again until he went mad.

He chopped the piano with

an ax, chopped her head off,

and then killed himself.

I'm sorry.

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