The Lake Effect

The Lake Effect



93 mins

Director: Tara Miele Country: USA
Writer: Tara Miele Original Format: HD
Dir. of Photography: Brett Juskalian Print Source: Jennifer Westin
Producer: Jennifer Westin
Cast: Ross Partridge, Tara Summers, Kay Panabaker

Film Details

UK Premiere

Short Synopsis:

Rob Lawson’s perpetual quest for success is interrupted when his estranged daughter shows up pregnant, challenging him to be a father before he becomes a grandfather.

Repeat Screening:

Wednesday 6 October 1:45 pm
Screen B
Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus,
19 Lower Regent Street,


Rob is trying to get his latest business venture off the ground when his wife drags him away to his father’s old lakeside house for a month-long holiday. A few days in and his estranged eighteen-year-old daughter from a previous relationship turns up. Nine months pregnant. As they all struggle to work out what will become of the child tensions in every relationship become apparent. With the baby just days away Rob desperately tries to hold onto his holiday, manage his broody wife, plan a future for his daughter and close a crucial business deal.

This is a classic American indie film, made with a small crew and fantastic locations. The interior of the modern lakeside house is beautifully shot, interspersed with some stunning photography of the lake and its surrounds. The script is wonderfully constructed; every character brings a different perspective on life and love to the film and they clash in wonderfully delicate, subtle ways. Smart, funny and tender, the dialogue is brought to life by nuanced performances from all the actors.

The Lake Effect is a film about growing up and taking responsibility for your actions. As mistakes and decisions are echoed through the generations, this family has a chance to come together or fracture forever.

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All films to be screened at:

Apollo Cinema: Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street