Rivertown Film, in Nyack, NY, will be showing “What Maisie Knew” on October 9, at 8:00pm. Based on the Henry James novel, this tale of marital spite, sexual jealousy and weakness is viewed through the prism of a child who doesn’t understand everything she witnesses. She rebounds between her acrimoniously divorcing parents and is a pawn in a bitter competition. She learns that neither parent will protect her despite their sincere but empty declarations of love. Julianne Moore portrays Maisie’s unbalanced mother whose needs for love far surpass what she is able to give.
Following the film, Kenneth Silvestri, PhD and Sharon Klempner, MSW will lead a post-film discussion and offer ways to possibly forestall divorce or , if inevitable, come apart in a respectful manner that benefits children and their parents during an emotionally trying time