On a Day of National Tragedy
Anything Is Possible…
Even Love

Those who are dead have never gone away.
They are in the shadows darkening around,
They are in the shadows fading into day.
The dead are not under the ground.
They are in the trees that quiver,
They are in the woods that weep,
They are in the waters of the rivers,
They are in the waters that sleep.
They are in the crowd, they are in the homestead.
The dead are never dead.
Birago Diop (1906-1989)

Dark September Rain

“… A piece of art that probes deep into the ordinary lives of people.”

Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and The Soul’s Religion

JWR Reviews

“Geoffrey Breedon’s realization of his stage play is a cinematic tour de force that is destined to have more people claim to know it than have actually savoured its generous length and, sadly, have little impact on the social conscience of our survival of the fattest world-think.”

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Gabriel and five friends are stranded on his family farm on a day of national tragedy that forces them to confront their ideals and fears. Meanwhile the ghosts of Gabriel’s great grandparents recollect the horrors of the 20th Century, from World War One and the Great Depression to World War Two and the deaths of their children. Throughout all of this, two supernatural beings reflect on the events of the day while reading from a sacred black book. As night falls, it becomes clear that the tragedy affecting the nation has reached the farm, leaving Gabriel’s life hanging in the balance.

Reminiscent of films such as Wim Wender’s Wings of Desire, Ingmar Bergman’s Persona, Alain Resnais’s Hiroshima Mon Amour, and influenced by the writings of philosopher Ken Wilber, Eastern mysticism, and Western spirituality, Dark September Rain is a provocative and inspiring exploration of what it means to live in a post-September 11th world.

Based on a stage play, Dark September Rain is available at Amazon.com as a DVD and as a digital rental/purchase. The haunting score by Juan Cruz Masotta is also available as a CD or MP3 download.

A PDF of the original press kit can be found here.

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