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Last Trap Family, The
Directed by
Hudson Lines

USA / 2019 / 11

New York Premiere

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The Last Trap Family follows Corey Forrest, a third generation self-described fishermom, as she works with her family on the last trap fishing operation in Rhode Island. To join Corey and her father Alan aboard their ship is to peek into a bygone world powered not by technology but by traditions handed down from generations. As they work with gear maintained for decades, they fight to keep a family business afloat and maintain a way of life connected to and in partnership with the natural world.
Hudson Lines is a documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. He has been behind the lens of a camera since childhood making movies with his brothers. Professionally, he began working as an editor and second shooter for films directed by Gary Hustwit (Unbranized, Workdplace). He has been commissioned to direct several short films for The Art Institute of Chicago, The Philip Johnson Glass House and The Criterion Collection. His work has been exhibited in the Presidio Heritage Gallery in San Francisco, the Scuderie del Castello Visconteo in Pavia, Italy, the Humboldt Forum in Berlin and The Art Institute of Chicago, and has been featured online by The New York Times, Curbed, Creative Review, and Nowness. His recent film The Last Trap Family is co-produced by ITVS and is based on longstanding interests in oceans, fisheries and coastal communities.
Cast/Featuring: Corey Forrest, Alan Wheeler
Executive Producer(s): Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen
Producer(s): Hudson Lines
Director(s): Hudson Lines
Cinematographer(s): Michael Lines, Tyler Murgo, Hudson Lines
Editor(s): Hudson Lines
Composer(s)/Music: Colin Stetson, Audio Network
Sound Designer(s): William Hsieh
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