The Water Man

Showings

Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, May 12 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, May 13 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2020
Run Time:91 minutes
Rating:PG
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Trailer:https://youtu.be/Iu8IcplAr4M
Cast/Crew Info
Director:David Oyelowo
Cast:David Oyelowo
Rosario Dawson
Lonnie Chavis
Amiah Miller
Alfred Molina
Maria Bello

Description

Accomplished actor David Oyelowo makes his feature directorial debut with this imaginative, family adventure executive produced by Oprah Winfrey.


“The Water Man” follows a sensitive young boy as he embarks on a mission to help his gravely ill mother by locating the mythic Water Man, who may carry the secret to everlasting life.


Gunner (Lonnie Chavis) and his mother (Rosario Dawson) share a special bond. She supports his daydreaming and artistic pursuits, while his frequently-on-the-road father, Amos (Oyelowo), with whom Gunner shares a strained relationship, has other ideas about where his son’s interests should lie. Gunner and his dad attempt to smooth over their differences for the sake of the family, but when his mom’s sickness worsens, Gunner disappears into stacks of books on both science and the supernatural in search of possible cures. When Gunner and his rebellious friend Jo (Amiah Miller) go missing during their quest into the Water Man’s mysterious forest, Amos must immerse himself in his son’s world to find them and put his family back together.


Based on a script by Emma Needell, “The Water Man” harkens back to the beloved childhood adventure films of the 1980s, combining family drama, mystical elements, and a courageous journey. As a filmmaker, Oyelowo masterfully inhabits a child’s view of the world as something full of both fantastic possibilities and impossible dangers.


With the help of an incredible supporting cast that includes Alfred Molina and Maria Bello, the tale’s heart is in perfect harmony with its thrills and surprises.

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