Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly’s independent feature film “Beneath the Harvest Sky,” their follow up to their Emmy-nominated 2009 Maine troop greeter documentary “The Way We Get By,” will have a special Maine theatrical release on April 25, one week before it receives its nationwide theatrical release on Friday, May 2. Gaudet and Pullapilly live in Bar Harbor year-round; Gaudet is a native of Old Town.
“Beneath the Harvest Sky,” which was filmed in and around the Aroostook County town of Van Buren in the summer of 2012, will be shown on Friday, April 25 in the following Maine locations: Reel Pizza Cinerama in Bar Harbor, Bangor Mall Cinemas in Bangor, Railroad Square Cinemas in Waterville, the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport, Nickelodeon Cinemas in Portland, the Colonial Theatre in Belfast, and in Aroostook County at the Temple Theater in Houlton and Caribou Theater in Caribou.
It will also be shown on May 9 at the Strand Theatre in Rockland, and on May 21 at the Stonington Opera House in Stonington, and it will be available on cable and satellite video-on-demand platforms on April 15.
“As Maine-based filmmakers, we are so fortunate to have the support of the community to champion us as artists,” Pullapilly said. “We can’t wait for people in Maine to see the film. We hope we made them proud.”
The narrative feature debut from Pullapilly and Gaudet tells a coming of age tale of a group of young friends growing up in rural northern Maine, one of whom is tempting by his drug-smuggling father in order to find a way out of town. It showcases an ensemble of rising talent, including Emory Cohen (Place Beyond the Pines), Callan McAuliffe (The Great Gatsby), Zoe Levin (The Way, Way Back) and Aidan Gillen (“The Wire,” “Game of Thrones”).
Gita Pullapilly and Aron Gaudet were recently selected by Variety Magazine for the 2013 edition of their “Top 10 Directors to Watch” list. “Beneath the Harvest Sky” is being distributed by Tribeca Film. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. Check with the venues for specific screening times for the Maine premieres.