Arts and Entertainment

'Everlasting Moments' capture a woman's empowerment

While not specifically tailored to the Mother's Day theme, the Lynwood Theatre casts a portrait of women's empowerment for the occasion through the IFC film "Everlasting Moments."

Amidst a rustic, subtitled landscape of social unrest in early 1900s Sweden, a strong, silent portrait of empowerment is cast when Maria, a young working class woman, wins a camera in the lottery, and the seemingly inconsequential gadget alters her entire life.

A life, which had once been filled with such possibility and excitement, had become shackled and chaffed by the ever-tightening bonds of being married to an alcoholic, abusive husband.

But even Maria's father tells, "You are to stay until death do you part."

The unexpected gift of a camera offers an escape from distress by granting her a new pair of eyes with which to see the world and time with the charming, young photographer "Piff Paff Puff."

But trouble ensues when Maria's husband feels threatened both by the other man and his wife's new outlook on life.

"EVERLASTING MOMENTS" opens May 8 at the Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. It plays through May 14 with Mother's Day showings at 4:50 p.m. May 10. Info: www.lynwoodtheatre.com, www.ifcfilms.com.

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