This movie will be played on:
All screenings will take place at
COLLEGE OF THE DESERT | POLLOCK THEATER
43500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA
One woman’s story of love, loss and redemption, as seen through her daughter’s eyes.
Based in the territorial west, this story is adapted from an award-winning period memoir/novel by Rose Spader.
Catherine Y. Fridey is an actor, producer, and award-winning screenwriter, who also has experience as a production designer and director of short films. She was born in Paris, France and raised outside Chicago, Illinois. Multicultural New Mexico is now her home base. She is a native French speaker and also speaks Spanish.
Overturned Bucket is a short film based on the novel of the same name about a northern New Mexico family. It is told from the viewpoint of the author Rose Spader, as we discover the line of strong women she descends from, especially her mother. As a woman filmmaker, I feel we need to tell more stories about women like Lenore, who struggled against many obstacles to make a better life for her family, in an area of the United States where life was often difficult. My visual influence for the story as a whole is The Milagro Beanfield War, also filmed in New Mexico. For the scenes that are told from a child’s point of view, I was inspired by Hugo and The Night of the Hunter.