SISTER CARRIE is an epic love story with a dark twist that takes place in Chicago, Montréal, and Paris. The film stars Eve Rydberg, world-renowned ballet dancer Fabrice Calmels, and Cameron Knight. It is written and directed by Daniel Nearing, the inaugural Filmmaker in Residence for the City of Chicago.

SISTER CARRIE is English in its American sequences and French in its sequences set in Québec and France. The feature adaptation is a hybrid narrative drawn from multiple literary sources, including three proto-feminist novels. It takes its name from Theodore Dreiser’s landmark Chicago novel (1900),  but draws also from Alexandre Dumas’ (Fils) “La Dame aux Camélias,” Abbé Prévost’s “Manon Lescaut,” and Sherwood Anderson’s “Brothers.”  

 

SISTER CARRIE is from the makers of the multilingual, multiracial  HOGTOWN , called "the most original film made in Chicago about Chicago to date" by the Chicago Sun-Times and named one of the 10 Best Films of 2016 by Ben Kenigsberg of The New York Times, and of CHICAGO HEIGHTS , named by Roger Ebert to his last list of Best Art Films.

Sister Carrie traverses three centuries of romantic literature only to fall on the sword of the identity politics of the 21st. The film is both a celebration and an unflinching indictment of the male gaze.  

In production (2018) with the support of The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, The Puffin Foundation, the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Illinois Arts Council.

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Producer: Philip Larkin

Executive Producer: Robert Gecht

Co-Producers:
Fabrice Calmels
Angela J. Latham

Associate Producers:
Jay Disney
Eve Rydberg

Writer-Director: Daniel Nearing

Editor: Philip Larkin

Cinematography: Nathaniel Walker
Costume Designers:
Angela J. Latham
Melanie Parks
Eleanor Cotey

Gaffer and Crew Chief: Donald Winter

Additional Cinematography: Jason Knade

Communication & Design:  Lisa Klein

Effects Editor: Kat Quintian

Composers:
Paul Bhasin
Fabrice Calmels

Choreography:

Fabrice Calmels

Lucas Segovia
Nicolas Blanc



CAST


Carrie - Eve Rydberg
Armand Duval - Fabrice Calmels

The Foreman - Cameron Knight

Simone Duval - Sylvie Sadarnac
Trace Forman - Najeeb Yaqub Al-Amin

Child Trace - Josiah Zion Paris
Lola - Sarah Weis
Uriah - Seth McClellan
Minnie - Lindsay Ashcroft
The Foreman's Wife - Roshaunda Ross-Orta
Child in Rags of Light - Isabella Josephine Libke
Music Box Cop - Derek Nordstrom
Music Box Cop 1 - Doug Nordstrom
Stitcher - Natalia Latham

Stitcher 2 - Hope Grady

Stitcher 3 - Sandy Boyd

Stitcher 4 - Hayley Zarifis
Stitcher 5 - Angela Latham


Girl Carrie - Isabella Josephine Libke
Girl Carrie 1- Luella Nandra
Girl Carrie 2- Cece Buday
Girl Carrie 3- Alyssia Duda
Alternate Carrie  4- Isabella Stevens
Alternate Carrie 5- Megan Wefel
Alternate Carrie 6 - Dara Holmes
Alternate Carrie 7 - Emma Alicz
Alternate Carrie 8 - Priyana Acharya
Alternate Carrie 9 - Justina Birden
Alternate Carrie 10 - Lily Cole
Alternate Carrie 11 - Emily Price
Alternate Carrie 12 - Autumn Steed
Alternate Carrie 13 - Kendall Scott
Alternate Carrie 14 - Yu Suzuki
Alternate Carrie 15- Cori Kolasinski
Alternate Carrie 16 - Rhonda Emrich
Alternate Carrie 17 - Christy Jones
Alternate Carrie 18 - Lydia Carpenter
Alternate Carrie 19 - Crystal Gurrola
Alternate Carrie 20 - Caitlin Aquila
Alternate Carrie 21 -Rachel Lovett
Alternate Carrie 22 - Daphne Seberich
Alternate Carrie 23 - Liv Rivich
Alternate Carrie 24 - Nina Longid
Alternate Carrie 25 - Joyce Wippman


Music Box Patron - Steve Pavlik
Music Box Patron 2 - Judy Dainton

Music Box Patron 3 - Arielle Gitlin

Music Box Patron 4 - Darren Smith

Music Box Patron 5 - Delanea Richmond

Music Box Patron 6 - Megan Nelson

Music Box Patron 7 - James Remillard

Music Box Patron 8 - Ryan Tucker

Music Box Patron 9 - Amaris Garcia

French Translation:
Augustin Cambeau
Fabien Brucy
Morgane LePage
Sarah Mancel

Research: John J. Nearing

Grips:
Sarah Mancel
Rebecca Russell

Production Assistants:
April Hornsby
Roshaunda Ross-Orta 
Veena Zerang

Thanks

Herman Wilkins
Rich Moskal
Rachel Rozycki
Dirk Fletcher
Larisa Elizondo

Robert Stevens
Beckie Stochetti
Thavary Krouch
William Schopf
Sanghoon Lee
Konstantinos Armiros
Sabrina Doyle
Lara Ziemba
Nate Brandt
Betsey Grais
Keisha Dyson
Rudy Thauberger
Kathy Byrne
Todd Turina
J.A. GlassSuzanne Patterson
Richard Dubugnon
Paula Hendrickson

Maria Finitzo
Selcen Phelps
Kris Swanberg
Steven A. Jones
Nicole Bernardi-Reis
Olivia Curry
Sandy Boyd
Nick KallisElaine Maimon
Andrae Marak
Lori MontalbanoRhonda Jackson
Raphaël Berdugo
Maeggie Maillet
Francis Palluau
Dawn Friedman
Steve Kalb

Danika VaughnKyle Cubr
Ryan Oestreich
The Chicago Film OfficeGovernors State University
The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
The MacDowell Colony
Capezio
The Puffin Foundation
The Art Institute of ChicagoCanon USA
The Music Box Theatre
The Chicago Cultural Center
The Illinois Railway MuseumOld Jail / Sheriff’s House, Crown Point, IN

This project is partially supported
by an Individual Artists Program Grant
from the City of Chicago
Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


 

Shot on Location in:Chicago, Illinois
Paris, France
Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Crown Point, Indiana

Montréal, Québec

Sparta and Delphi, Greece
Viareggio and Milan, Italy



“She was a prism through which sorrow
could be divided into its infinite spectrum.”

 ― Jonathan Safran Foer,
Everything Is Illuminated