|By Frank Lama (Flama2) on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 08:14 am:|
Siesta Key (Drama)
It's the story of two estranged sisters who are reunited in their home town of Siesta Key, FL. Both are widows. One sister (Faye Dunaway) stayed in the home town to run a small bakery/deli. The other sister (Lauren Bacall), lived the high life in New York with her gambler husband. When Bacall's husband dies and leaves her penniless, she is forced to return home and rely on the kindness of Dunaway.
It's a tough pill to swallow as Bacall has always had a very deep independent streak. The sisters reconcile, but not before Bacall falls in
love with a rich yacht broker and prepares to leave Siesta Key again. But there's a problem. Dunaway is suffering from Alzheimers. Bacall has to choose between her own independence or caring for her ailing sister. The story becomes the whole Alzheimer's Care issue. The film has a happy ending as the sisters stick together, Bacall cares for Dunaway and all is well in Siesta Key. There are subplots with secondary characters like Dunaway's pastry (possibly Robert Loggia) chef and the local causeway bridge tender, but the real story is Dunaway & Bacall.
The writer/director is a D.C. native, shown at Cannes and several other respectable Festivals.
Bacall is attached.
They are looking for $1.5M. Distribution rightsare negotiable.
Frank A. Lama
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