Still Mine


In his first lead role after decades of playing supporting characters, James Cromwell (L.A. Confidential) gives a tour de force performance opposite celebrated actress Genevi̬ve Bujold (King of Hearts) in Still Mine, an exquisitely crafted and deeply affecting love story about a long-married couple in their twilight years. Based on true events and laced with wry humor, Still Mine tells the heartfelt tale of independent farmer Craig Morrison (Cromwell), who sets out to build a more suitable house for his ailing wife Irene (Bujold). Although Craig is using the same methods his shipbuilder father had taught him, times have changed. He quickly gets on the wrong side of an overzealous building inspector who finds just about everything unacceptable, including the unstamped wood Craig has milled from his own trees. As Irene becomes increasingly ill Рand amidst a series of stop-work orders РCraig races to finish the house. Hauled into court and facing jail, Craig defies the system to take a final stand for individual freedom and independence. (Dir. by Michael McGowan, 2012, USA, 102 mins., Rated PG-13, Samuel Goldwyn Films) Digital