Williamsburg International Film & Music Competition

written by

Kimberly Pierce

A historical epic told on an intimate scale, Drowning in the East River tells the story of David McGarry, a battle-scarred World War I veteran, who is blindsided by the unexpected death of his beloved wife. Finding himself alone with a two-year-old son he has no idea how to raise, David embarks on a journey of growth and internal repentance, which takes him through Havana and finally to a tumultuous and battle-weary Dublin in the 1920s.