The Parting Glass


Sequoia 2 Sat, Oct 6, 2018 6:45 PM
Century Larkspur 3 Fri, Oct 12, 2018 9:00 PM
Film Info
Special Event
Mind the Gap
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:95 min.
Premiere Status:North American
Director:Stephen Moyer
Producer:Cerise Larkin
Stephen Moyer
Anna Paquin
Screenwriter:Denis O'Hare
Cinematographer:Guy Godfree
Editor:Todd Sandler
Cast:Denis O'Hare
Melissa Leo
Cynthia Nixon
Anna Paquin
Ed Asner
Rhys Ifans
Print Source:Dark Star Pictures
Note Writer:Elliott Breeden


An unexpected death. A family struggling with grief. An apprehensive cross-country road trip in winter. These events set the stage for a powerful, nuanced, and emotionally resonant drama centering on a family pilgrimage to the apartment of Colleen (Anna Paquin) after her demise. The Parting Glass follows siblings Dan (Denis O’Hare), Mare (Cynthia Nixon), and Ally (Melissa Leo) as they reunite with their father (Ed Asner) and Colleen’s estranged husband (Rhys Ifans). The wonderful rapport of the stellar powerhouse cast makes them instantly believable as family—talking over each other, or bickering about something as simple as ordering breakfast, imbuing the film with an aura of honesty and tenderness in a deeply moving portrait of loss. This impressive directorial debut from acclaimed actor Stephen Moyer reunites him with fellow True Blood stars Paquin, who also co-produced, and O’Hare, who wrote the screenplay based on his own experience coping with his sister’s suicide.

Expected Guests: Director Stephen Moyer; Producers Cerise Larkin, Mark Larkin; Producer/Actor/Writer Denis O'Hare; Producer/Actor Anna Paquin  (Oct. 6)

Additional Information

Acto-director-producer Stephen Moyer is best known for his character Bill Compton in Alan Ball’s hit HBO series True Blood. Moyer directed three episodes of the show, including the premieres of seasons six and seven. He currently stars in Fox/Marvel’s The Gifted. His recent TV work includes the series Shots Fired, Safe House, and The Bastard Executioner, as well as the movie Killing Jesus (2015). His filmography includes Concussion (2015), Devil’s Knot (2013), The Barrens (2012), The Double (2011), Priest (2011), and Quills (2000). The Parting Glass is Moyer’s feature directorial debut.