BLUEBIRD is the directorial debut of acclaimed editor Lance Edmands. The film has received critical acclaim on the festival circuit and won the Best Actress prize from the Karlovy Vary Festival (shared by the female ensemble cast).
BLUEBIRD explores the interconnectedness of a small town in the northern reaches of Maine. When Lesley, the local school bus driver (Morton), becomes distracted during her end-of-day inspection, she fails to notice a sleeping boy in the back of the bus. What happens next shatters the tranquility of her small logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have enormous consequences. Stricken by an overwhelming sense of guilt, Lesley’s fragility is further tested by her husband (Slattery)—a local logger preoccupied by the imminent closing of the town paper mill—and the boy’s mother (Krause), a disaffected young woman looking to take advantage of a delicate situation. Shot on location in the stark, frozen mountains of Maine, BLUEBIRD fosters a profound sense of place—chillingly capturing the setting’s lonely yet beautiful tone—thanks to the masterwork of cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes (MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, TINY FURNITURE).
The stunning directorial debut of Lance Edmands opens theatrically and on VOD February 27th in NYC.