Comic and filmmaker Louis C.Okay. has a brand new movie out that’s set nearly completely in Maine, his first film since 5 girls accused him of sexual harassment on the top of the #MeToo motion.
“Fourth of July” got here out final week in a restricted run in film theaters, and tells the story of a jazz musician named Jeff (Joe Listing) who returns dwelling to Maine for a weekend along with his household for his or her annual Fourth of July trip, throughout which issues shortly flip antagonistic.
The movie is ready in an unnamed Maine city, on an unnamed Maine lake, in a picturesque household camp the place the assembled prolonged household engages in a knock-down, drag-out struggle about long-held grudges, betrayal, guilt and anger. Crucial response has been combined, with some calling it an entertaining household comedy-drama and others calling it C.Okay.’s self-indulgent try at redeeming his identify.
The movie is ready in Maine, however as with so many different motion pictures set within the state, it was not filmed in Maine, as an alternative being shot in Lake George, New York, within the Adirondack Mountains. Regardless of that, it does present a type of Maine camp weekend that many Mainers could also be conversant in, full of cruising, meals and, possible, plenty of consuming.
In 2017, Louis C.Okay. was accused by a number of girls of sexual harassment. His debut characteristic movie, “I Love You, Daddy” was shelved within the wake of these accusations, and C.Okay. disappeared from the highlight for near a yr. Since then, nevertheless, he has tried to remount his profession, with two stand-up specials and “Fourth of July,” his second characteristic movie.
“Fourth of July” will display screen on July 12 at film theaters in Augusta and Brunswick.