About Against The Current
Paul Thompson is a successful, married 30-something financial writer and a happy, expectant father. But when tragedy strikes, Paul's world is turned upside down. 5 years later, he decides to fulfil his dream by swimming the entire length of the Lower Hudson River – all 150 miles of it. He enlists his best friend Jeff and Liz, a woman he meets at a bar to come along. All three are doing some soul-searching and looking for meanings in their lives. At once, tragic and humorous, AGAINST THE CURRENT is a compelling and uncompromising exploration of grief, loss and one's right to determine their own fate, and the limits and responsibilities of friendship.
Acclaim for Against The Current
“HIGHLY ENTERTAINING! A provocative, funny road movie filled with comedy, sadness and wit. Joseph Fiennes, Justin Kirk and Elizabeth Reaser shine!”Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter