All Is Lost, with Producer Neal Dodson
February 6, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
Academy Award winner Robert Redford stars in All Is Lost (2013), an open-water thriller about one man's battle for survival against the elements. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee J. C. Chandor, the film is a gripping, visceral and powerfully moving tribute to ingenuity and resilience. Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) awakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision on the high seas. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face. The movie, which premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, is the latest produced by York native Neal Dodson for Before the Door Pictures, a company he formed in 2008 with longtime friends and collaborators Zachary Quinto and Corey Moosa. Dodson visited York College in 2011, to show Before the Door's first feature, Margin Call (2011) as part of the Humanities Film Series. This year, he returns to present All Is Lost and answer questions about it after the screening.