Martin Eden
Hop Film Event

Martin Eden

with director Jay Craven
July 15, 2022

This event occurred as part of the 22/23 Hop Film Event season. This is an archived view.

Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven adapts Jack London's acclaimed novel of love across a vast social divide.

22/23 Hop Film Event


Based on Jack London's autobiographical novel and set in 1909, Martin Eden tells the story of a poor, rough-hewn and unschooled sailor (Martin Eden), who unexpectedly meets Ruth Morse, a magnetic young woman of means and education. Their unconventional attraction upends both lives and propels timely themes of impossible love, the confines of class, aspiration for the American Dream and the quest for a comfortable place in an inconstant world. D: Jay Craven, US, 2020

A conversation with Jay Craven follows the film.

Kingdom County Productions co-founder, Jay Craven, is an award-winning director, writer and producer, whose narrative films include High Water (1989); Where the Rivers Flow North (1993); A Stranger in the Kingdom (1997); In Jest (1999); The Year that Trembled (2003); Disappearances (2006); Northern Borders (2012); Wetware (2018); and Blood Brothers (2021). He is currently preparing Lost Nation, a new film set during the turbulent period of the American Revolution in Vermont.

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