Vermont filmmaker reboots classic

A scene from the new Jay Craven movie, “Jack London’s Martin Eden.” The film will screen Sunday afternoon at Next Stage Arts and Craven will introduce it.

PUTNEY - On Sunday, November 21, at 5 pm, filmmaker, producer, educator, and art director Jay Craven will screen his most recent film, “Jack London’s Martin Eden,” at Next Stage Arts. Craven will introduce the film and will be available for a post-film Q&A session with the audience.
“Jack London’s Martin Eden” is based on the celebrated writer’s autobiographical novel. Set in 1909, it tells the story of a poor and unschooled sailor 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, dogged individualism in pursuit of the American Dream, and the quest for a comfortable place in an inconstant world.  
The film received its world premiere at the Nantucket Film Festival in June and has won best film and best director awards at the Boston Film Festival and best narrative feature at the Arlington International Film Festival. Other festival dates include T\the Woods Hole Film Festival and St. Louis International Film Festival.  
“Jack London’s Martin Eden” was produced through director Craven’s Semester Cinema program, hosted for this iteration at Sarah Lawrence College. For more information about “Jack London’s Martin Eden” and plans for a new “Lost Nation” Semester Cinema film intensive project for students for winter-spring 2022 contact Craven at
Tickets are $10. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours is required for entry to indoor shows. Masks  are required while inside the venue. To purchase tickets visit

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