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SISTER CARRIE is an epic love story with a dark twist that takes place in Chicago, Montréal, and Paris in 1919. The film is written and directed by Daniel Nearing, the inaugural Filmmaker in Residence for the City of Chicago, and introduces Eve Rydberg as Carrie and world-renowned ballet dancer Fabrice Calmels as Armand Duval.

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 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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LOVE IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE 

OF HOW LITTLE REALITY MEANS TO US.

 

– Marcel Proust

Producer: Philip Larkin

Executive Producer: Robert Gecht

Co-Producers:

Fabrice Calmels 

Angela J. Latham

Associate Producers:

Jay Disney

Eve Rydberg


Costume Designer:

Angela J. Latham

Melanie Parks



Editor: Philip Larkin



Cinematography: Nathaniel Walker

Gaffer and Crew Chief: Donald Winter

 

Additional Cinematography: Jason Knade

Communication & MarketingLisa Klein 

 

Effects Editor: Kat Quintian

Composers:

Paul Bhasin

Fabrice Calmels

Choreography:

Nicolas Blanc

Fabrice Calmels

CAST


Carrie - Eve Rydberg

Armand Duval - Fabrice Calmels
The Foreman - Cameron Knight
Simone Duval - Sylvie Sardenac

Lola - Sarah Weis

Uriah - Seth McClellan

Minnie - Lindsay Ashcroft

The Foreman's Wife - Roshaunda Ross-Orta 

French Translation:

Augustin Cambeau

Fabien Brucy

Morgane LePage

Sarah Mancel

Research: John J. Nearing

Grip: Sarah Mancel



Production Assistants:

April Hornsby

Veena Zerang

 

Thanks

Jay Disney

Herman Wilkins

Larisa Elizondo

Dirk Fletcher

Rich Moskal

Beckie Stochetti

Thavery Crouch

William Schopf

Konstantinos Armiros

Sabrina Doyle

Keisha Dyson

Rudy Thauberger

Rachel Rozycki

Kathy Byrne

Sanghoon Lee

Todd Turina

J.A. Glass
Suzanne Patterson

Richard Dubugnon

Paula Hendrickson
Maria Finitzo

Sandy Boyd

Nick Kallis
Elaine Maimon

Andrae Marak

Lori Montalbano
Rhonda Jackson

Raphaël Berdugo

Maeggie Maillet

Francis Palluau

Dawn Friedman 

Steve Kalb

Ryan Oestreich

The Music Box Theatre

The Chicago Cultural Center

The Illinois Railway Museum
Old Jail / Sheriff’s House, Crown Point, IN
The Chicago Film Office
Governors State University DPS

The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation

The MacDowell Colony

The Puffin Foundation

The Art Institute of Chicago
Canon USA



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


Shot on Location in:
Chicago, Illinois

Paris, France

Auvers-sur-Oise and Petit-Jean, France
Crown Point, Indiana
Montréal, Québec
Sparta and Delphi, Greece

Viareggio, Italy

“She was a prism through which sorrow

could be divided into its infinite spectrum.” 

 ― Jonathan Safran Foer,

Everything Is Illuminated

SISTER CARRIE