Wolfe has tabbed Nov. 3 as the release date for the DVD debut of director Fina Torres film adaptation of Jane Chambers’ 1980 landmark stage play, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, which has been re-titled for the screen as Liz in September.
Eva (Eloisa Maturen in her film debut) is dealing with tragedy and suddenly finds herself marooned at a lovely beach resort town when her car breaks down. She finds herself at a hotel with welcoming women, which comes as something of a surprise.
It is here that we meet Liz (Patricia Velasquez — The L Word, American Family, etc., and as the exotic Anck-Su-Namun in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns), a woman is guarding a secret, it is, however, not that she has a preference for women, but something deeper. She cavalierly boasts to her friends that given a few days she can seduce the new arrival, even if she is married and straight.
Liz in September is not a film about seduction. It is not a film about secrets. It is, however, a joy and a delight in how the relationship between the two women — Liz and Eva — develops and how the “secrets” the two women carry with them are finally revealed.
Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.
Also heading to DVD on Nov. 3 is the Silver Lake-based (Los Angeles) dramatic series, Eastsiders: Season 2, starring Kit Williamson and Van Hansis as partners who are dealing with relationship issues that extend to cheating and substance abuse.