Private Project

Spoon River Anthology

This ambitious project collected 40 actors & actresses across the two decades of the theater’s history, and was filmed over the course of 6 months. This film debuted at BRCT last October and is the story of the fictitious town of Spoon River, IL, and is told exclusively by the specters of its deceased citizens. These spirits, finding some solace in sharing the secrets that outlived them, speak of their accomplishments, their regrets, as well as how they met their inevitable end. What is unearthed in the process, however, are the surreptitious small-town secrets that many of the denizens of Spoon River would have killed to discover whilst alive, woven together to unveil the less-than-pastoral portrait that they paint of Spoon River and its inhabitants.

  • Michael Berkman
  • Sharing Hope Burns
  • Edgar Lee Masters
  • Michael Berkman
  • Joseph John Nicolella
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Historical Fiction, Stage-to-Screen
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 39 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • World Premiere at Blue Ridge Community Theater
    Blue Ridge
    United States
    October 8, 2021
    World Premiere
  • Blue Ridge Film Festival
    Blue Ridge
    United States
    February 25, 2021
    Film Festival Premiere
    Special Screening
Director - Michael Berkman, Sharing Hope Burns