Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Cape Cod Murder Mystery Movie

A film titled, "Denton Harbor" will be released this summer...it's theme is the murder of a fashion writer who had returned to the Cape, after living and working in NYC. It's inspired by the crime that occurred in 2002. 

The story will revolve around the relationship that Christa Worthington had with her daughter's father, Tony Jackett, a married Provincetown resident. Shot on location in that town, the names have been changed in the film.

Several books were written about the crime..."Invisible Eden: A Story of Love and Murder on Cape Cod" by Maria Flook. It was an engrossing book...Christa was a member of a Truro family with a long history on the Cape, which the book describes as well as many interesting characters. I didn't read the other, "Reasonable Doubt: The Fashion Writer, Cape Cod, and the Trial of Chris McCowen", by Peter Manso, released in 2011...but, I plan on it now that the story is being brought up again. 

Arthur Egeli, an artist and filmmaker, is the film's producer and director...he states that the movie is "right in the middle of truth and fiction, where I think it should be to show the underlining humanity of a tragic event like this...".

I'll be interested to see how the filmmaker spins the story...the cast is made up of professional and local actors. The crime was so horrific...it cast a gloomy feeling around the picturesque towns of Truro and Provincetown. Living a few towns away, we love the drives along the back roads to the beaches... so serene and beautiful, but, the reality, sometimes, is so different...

Friday, December 11, 2015

Heroin Epidemic on Cape Cod Profiled in HBO Documentary

Academy Award Winning filmaker, Steve Okazaki, has directed a film for HBO, profiling 8 young heroin addicts on Cape Cod, a beautiful resort area in MA. He is quoted as saying, "there are few people I met in MA who didn't have a connection to this crisis".

"Heroin: Cape Cod, USA", will be shown on December 28th...it's described as an unsparing look at the lives of 8 heroin addicts their early 20's", dealing with "rehab, recovery and relapse". MA has an overdose rate double the national average...in 2014, the state had more than 1,250 deaths from
heroin overdoses. 85% of the crimes on Cape Cod are opiate related...heroin is affordable and easy to find.

The show will feature a meeting of "Parents Supporting Parents"...

We've lived on Cape Cod for many years...this is so sad....we had no idea of the severity of this problem.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Inn

I was an Innkeeper at a B&B in the town where I still live, in the mid 80's...it was a magical place to me...something about the aura of the old sea captain's house drew people in...it was very busy and fun. I left it behind when my Mother became very ill and needed my assistance.

A friend of mine, S., purchased the inn a few years later and enjoyed it like I did...  One night she invited me to meet R. at the inn...we've been together now for 18 years...he's my partner in crime. Maybe that happy feeling the inn always gave me was my intuition letting me know that something wonderful would happen there and it did...

Now, S. and I are having a holiday lunch after not seeing each other for awhile. She sold the inn years ago but we'll have to toast that special place for changing our lives in so many ways,