Watch Westporter Jarret Liotta's newest film, Home Movie and join a discussion between the filmmaker and artist Miggs Burroughs afterward.
Home Movie is a dark comedy about a wounded family’s struggles with death, deception and general mania. Following the death of her father, Alex Hughes returns home to a growing suspicion that her mother may have killed him. As she struggles to make sense of some very odd occurrences—in council with her equally odd sister, Porter—her mother’s warped behavior drags the family deeper into dark dysfunction.
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A native of Westport, Jarret Liotta’s artistic passions root deep in the soil of the community he still calls home. A creative professional by trade—award-winning writer, photographer and video producer—his first love has always been film, ever since he was first placed in front of the TV as a small child in a remarkable gesture of inspiration & neglect.
Jarret’s first movie—How Clean is My Laundry—received moderate acclaim, but it wasn’t very good. His second—The Acting Bug—was much better, but no one saw it. Jarret is currently writing a new comedy film that explores racism & gun violence. He intends to shoot it entirely in Westport—hopefully starting next year—and he dreams of seeing a timely & insightful project uniting the community in the spirit of Westport’s artistic tradition.
A lifelong resident of Westport and a full-time graphic artist since 1972, Miggs Burroughs has designed hundreds of logos, ads, brochures and now websites for commercial and nonprofit clients throughout Fairfield County. Among his most notable projects have been designing the Westport Town Flag, an Easter Egg for Reagan's White House (which is now housed in the Smithsonian Institution), a U.S. Postage Stamp, four covers for TIME Magazine and, more recently, Tunnel Vision on Main Street. As a member of the Silvermine Guild in New Canaan and of the Westport Arts Center, he has won much acclaim for his cutting-edge lenticular imagery and is one of only about a dozen artists in the country working in this medium.