The Reception (film)

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The Reception
Directed by John G. Young
Written by John G. Young
Starring Pamela Holden Stewart
Darien Sills-Evans
Wayne Lamont Sims
Margaret Burkwit
Chris Burmester
Cinematography Derek Wiesehahn
Edited by J. Blake Fichera
Distributed by Strand Releasing
Release date
  • 2005 (2005)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Reception is 2005 feature film by American director John G. Young[1][2] who wrote and directed the movie.


It is a drama set in wintry upstate New York. Hoping to cash in on an inheritance, Sierra (Margaret Burkwit) and her husband Andrew (Darien Sills-Evans) arrive at her mother's Jeannette's home only to discover resentful Jeannette (played by Pamela Holden Stewart) and her companion, the African-American artist Martin (Wayne Lamont Sims). Because the gay Martin is unable to satisfy her sexually, Jeannette takes to embarrassing him whenever she's drunk, yet Martin takes the abuse in strides.

Jeannette's daughter Sierra arrives as grandmother's fortune is hers to have once she is married. The newly-weds plan to stay just long enough to run away with the money. But, Jeannette throws a spanner in the works when she announces an impromptu wedding reception.


  • Pamela Holden Stewart as Jeannette
  • Darien Sills-Evans as Andrew
  • Wayne Lamont Sims as Martin
  • Margaret Burkwith as Sierra
  • Chris Burmester as Chuck


  1. ^ Stevens, Dana (July 15, 2005). "Four Souls Disguised as Couples". The New York Times. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ Lee, Nathan (July 15, 2005). "To Live & Sigh in L.A.". The New York Sun. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 

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