Local connection for festival film “Fishing Without Nets”

Photo by Katelyn Partlow

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival’s Dinner and a Movie night on Wednesday, July 23 features “Fishing Without Nets,” a dramatic thriller based in the shadowy world of Somali pirates. Dinner at the Chilmark Community Center begins at 7 pm, followed by the film at 8 pm.

The screenwriter is Sam Cohan, an actor and writer who was a seasonal resident of West Tisbury, until a sojourn to Italy several years ago. Mr. Cohan now lives in California, where he is working on another screenplay.

Following the screening, director Cutter Hodierne will discuss the film, which won the directing award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.