Director – Sue Gilbert
Sue Gilbert returns home to interview her wealthy parents about their lifestyle and values. Set on their lush private island (Greenaway island), her parents cover diverse topics such as the historical relevance of servants, the hidden agenda behind US politics, the life after death. With charm and intelligence, they also argue for tradition, marriage, and faith in God. In probing these subjects, Greenaway transcends the uniquely personal to become universal and provocative.
Bonus film – Beyond America
Director – Skye Gilbert, Sue Gilbert’s daughter
“I’m scared…” Skye Gilbert stares straight into the lens of her camera on the first night of her 10-month study abroad. Beyond America explores French culture through a high school junior’s eyes. Skye learns about cheese and mushroom hunting, debates the Iraq invasion with her host family, and enjoys the love of a naughty French boy. As she grows into her cultural education, Skye learns unexpected lessons about the world and herself.