Friday Film: Like the Water

Like the Water will play Saturday, July 14 at 6:30pm at the Waterville Opera House as well as Monday, July 16 at 9:30 and Wednesday, July 18 at 9:00pm at Railroad Square Cinema at the Maine International Film Festival.

Like the Water is a film that was co-written by Caitlin FitzGerald and Caroline von Kuhn and developed, produced, directed, shot, and edited by a team of women artists. 

Like the Water follows Charlie, a young journalist, as she returns to her hometown of Camden, Maine to write and give the eulogy at her childhood friend’s memorial. But she finds in the wake of her loss, the once familiar landscape of her life – her oldest friends, a family home, and the town where she knew every fence and tree – seems permanently altered. The stunning summer terrain of Maine and the warmth of her small town feels too vibrant – almost a betrayal. Some manage to assimilate grief gracefully, but for most it is a messy struggle, which shines a light the darkest corners of oneself.