A Love Song

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Faye, a modern, romantic, ascetic figure, leads an austerely simple life in a trailer parked beside an open lake, south of the Colorado Rockies. She catches shellfish for dinner and listens to the radio, following humble everyday rituals as she eagerly awaits the arrival of an important guest: the man she loved in her days of youth, with whom they share a legacy of pain and weeds. Time has carved a map on her face, which in turn reflects the rough, yet imposing landscape of Americana. A gentle, laconic film about contemplative introspection, the power of feelings, loss and longing, and the depths of melancholy, featuring a tour-de-force performance of the greatest character actors of our time. The heart – this lonely hunter – always invites us to sing along, even if we don't know the words.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Max Walker-Silverman
Script: Max Walker-Silverman
Cinematography: Alfonso Herrera Salcedo
Editing: Max Walker-Silverman, Affonso Gonçalves
Sound: Javier Umpierrez
Music: Ramzi Bashour
Actors: Dale Dickey, Michelle Wilson, Benia K. Thomas, Marty Grace Dennis, John Way
Production: MacPac Entertainment , Fit Via Vi, Cow Hip Films, Present Company
Producers: Dan Janvey, Jesse Hope, Max Walker-Silverman
Co-production: Fierce Optimism Films, The Sakana Foundation
Co-producers: Sakurako Fisher, Robina Riccitiello, Josh Peters, Maggie Ambrose
Costumes: Stine Dahlman
Production Design: Juliana Barreto Barreto
Executive producer: Jan McAdoo, Jack McAdoo, Bill Way
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 81΄
Contact: Cinetic Media, New York

Max Walker-Silverman

Max Walker-Silverman is a writer and director who lives and works where he grew up in rural Colorado. After studying theater at Stanford University, he returned home to work as a community organizer and literary editor before earning an MFA from NYU Graduate Film. A Love Song, which premiered at Sundance, is his first feature.


2019 Lefty/Righty (short)
2020 Chuj Boys of Summer (short)
2022 A Love Song