The Grand Seduction is a 2013 Canadian comedy film directed by Don McKellar and written by Ken Scott and Michael Dowse. The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban and Gordon Pinsent. The film was nominated in four categories for the Canadian Screen Awards, with Pinsent winning the award for Actor in a Supporting Role.
The residents of a once-thriving Newfoundland coastal town are having trouble finding a way to make a living since the collapse of the fishing industry. They’re thrilled when a plastics manufacturer proposes to set up shop – until they find out the contract requires a resident doctor.
The villagers decide to woo Dr. Lewis (Taylor Kitsch), an ethically suspect cosmetic surgeon temporarily banished to the physician-starved seaside. Without revealing their plan, they take up the doctor’s beloved sport of cricket, falling all over themselves in an effort to persuade him that their sleepy hamlet is loaded with cosmopolitan sophistication.
Carnegie’s Film Series is presented at the Lewis Theatre on Court Street in historic downtown Lewisburg. Admission is $8 per person at the door. For more information on this or future events, visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.
The Film Series is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts and the following visual arts sponsors: Paul and Ann Moran and Harvey and Naomi Cohen.