Soo Film Festival 2022

Block 9-Table for Who?

Shorts and feature program, 109 min, Not rated

The Dinner Parting
The Dinner Parting
Friday Night Fish
Friday Night Fish

About This Program

This program presents a short and a feature film with similar themes of dating and food.

Friday Night Fish

Director: Conor Forrest

Narrative Short, Canada, 2020, 14 min, Color, Student Project - York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A philosophy student with ADHD tries to connect with his dates at a Japanese restaurant.

Great Lakes Connection: The director is a student in Ontario, a Great Lakes province.


The Dinner Parting

Audience Choice Award - Best Narrative Feature

Director: J.W. Andrew

Narrative Feature, United States, 2020, 95 min, Black & White, Comedy

In this modern screwball comedy Susan and Henry host a dinner party while trying to make good on a lie concerning the recent death of their father. Unexpected guests arrive, causing the night to unravel despite Susan's best efforts.

Great Lakes Connection   

The writer/producer and writer/director were born and raised in Holland, Michigan and still live in Michigan

Cast & Crew:

Director: J.W. Andrew
Writers: J.W. Andrew, Luke Allen Hackney
Producers: Luke Allen Hackney
Key Cast: Taylor Nichols, William Sterling, Rachel Paulson, Phillip Andre Botello, Jacqueline Jandrell, Russell Bradley Fenton, Molly Gibson, Kate Thomsen, Jesi Jenson

Director: J.W. Andrew with cast members
Director Biography

J.W. received his M.A. in Media and Cinema Studies from DePaul University in 2016. He is currently working on his MFA in Narrative Media Writing at The University of Georgia (Athens) and teaches film studies at the University of Detroit Mercy, Adrian College and Macomb Community College.

J.W. is a first-time filmmaker.


Cinequest Film Festival (San Jose, California), Premiere

Poster: The Dinner Parting

More Info:


Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:30pm

Soo Theatre

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