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Rogue Award Winner

Actor David Oyelowo makes his feature directorial debut with this imaginative, family-friendly adventure. Shot in Oregon, The Water Man follows a sensitive young boy as he embarks on a mission to help his gravely ill mother by locating the mythic Water Man, who may carry the secret to everlasting life. After enlisting the help of a mysterious local girl, they journey together into the remote Wild Horse forest, but the deeper they venture, the stranger and more dangerous the forest becomes. Their only hope for rescue is Gunner’s father (Oyelowo), who will stop at nothing to find them and bring his family back together. (APRIL 15-16)

Director’s Statement: David Oyelowo

While in some ways this film is a father and son story, at its core it’s also a love letter to mothers everywhere and is dedicated to my own.

Selected Filmography:

Acting credits: The Last King of Scotland Lincoln, Selma Queen of KatweA United KingdomCome Away 

Food Pairing Suggestion:

Food lover and volunteer Louise Pare recommends Mushroom Wild Panini paired with the soup of the day from Pangea.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    92 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    David Oyelowo
  • Screenwriter
    Emma Needell
  • Producer
    David Oyelowo, Carla Gardini, Shivani Rawat, Monica Levinson
  • Executive Producer
    Oprah Winfrey, Darren M. Demetre, Connor Flanagan, Emma Needell
  • Cast
    David Oyelowo, Rosario Dawson, Lonnie Chavis, Amiah Miller, Alfred Molina, Maria Bello
  • Cinematographer
    Matthew J. Lloyd
  • Editor
    Blu Murray
  • Production Design
    Laurence Bennett