Award-winning independent filmmaker Jay Craven will present his film noir, “Wetware,” on Friday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Savoy Theater in Montpelier and Sunday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall Theatre on the second floor of the Akeley Memorial Building, 67 Main St., Stowe.
The film is based on a novel by Craig Nova of Putney.
Craven read Nova’s poetic noir thriller in 2003; he will attend the screenings in both Montpelier and Stowe and will lead discussion afterward.
“Wetware” will then continue to be shown through Thursday, June 27, at the Savoy.
“Wetware” was filmed in Burlington and Brattleboro, and in Nantucket, Mass.
What happens when new technologies collide with human needs in a changing world and people down on their luck volunteer for genetic modifications? The plot: With business booming, programmers at Galapagos Wetware up the stakes by producing high-end prototypes, Jack and Kay, for more sensitive jobs like space travel, counterterrorism, and deep cover espionage.
The cast includes Morgan Wolk, Jerry O’Connell, Cameron Scoggins, Nicole Shalhoub, Aurélia Thiérrée, Matt Salinge, and Garret Lee Hicks, as well as Vermont actors Rusty DeWees, Allan Nicholls, Dan Levintritt, Ariel Zevon and Emmy winner Gordon Clapp. The music was composed by Craven’s 25-year collaborators, Judy Hyman and Jeff Claus, of the Ithaca-based Horse Flies.