Synopsis by Tracie Cooper
Directed by Dana Packard, Mr. Barrington centers around the lives of Lila, an acutely agoraphobic poet going through a bout of writer's block, and her husband, Samuel, who is only vaguely aware of his wife's psychological troubles. When Lila hears a noise coming from her front porch one morning, her subsequent investigation reveals Mr. Barrington, a charming and oddly familiar man atop an old-fashioned bicycle. Lila becomes obsessed with Mr. Barrington's increasingly surreal visits, and her mental health deteriorates even further. Unable to continue ignoring Lila's problems, Samuel pays a visit to the dreary orphanage where Lila was raised as a child. Once there, the convent director reluctantly reveals a shocking piece of history. Mr. Barrington features Jennifer Nichole Porter, Eric Schweig, Jonelle Allen, Nancy Davis, C. James Roberts, and William McDonough.
bicycle, convent, husband, husband-and-wife, orphanage, poet, problems, trauma