Henry May and Henry Long are old friends from college who have not seen each other in quite a while. They meet one day in the street by happy accident - or so it seems. They re-kindle their friendship and we discover that each needs the other, but for different reasons. Together they take a journey away from family and pressures in New York. In the harbor town of New Bedford, the truth comes out ...
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Late in the nineteenth century, Henry May, New York's golden child, has reached the end of a long road to self destruction. In debt and drug addicted, he is simply marking time until his eventual exile into poverty and oblivion. On the other side of the city Henry Long carefully observes May's decline, devoting his brilliant mind to the constant surveillance of his former school friend. May and Long finally meet and begin a complicated and dangerous odyssey that leads them to the sea and beyond. The houses and families of New York's golden age as well as the timeless underworld of the city are vividly brought to life as May and Long journey to the possible resolution of both their troubled lives. Both men discover what they have lost to get where they are, what they are willing to risk to get what they want and what they are willing to lose to live.Written by
This beautifully shot and acted period film is definitely one to watch. The characters are vividly brought to life in this somber and moving film by both lead actors as well as an excellent supporting cast. Such a journey as this is not to be taken lightly as both Barnhart and Camargo take the audience down a path of addiction, destruction, and ultimately a redemption of sorts. Set in a time of high society and wayward whalers the cinematography, costumes and score draw the viewer in, and leave them longing to know more about these two emotionally damaged men. Written with a poignant sensitivity by Randall Sharp (as well as directed), Henry May Long is a moving film which serves as a snap-shot of times gone by, yet reminds us how the human condition is everlasting in it's need for love and salvation.
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