Synopsis by Hal Erickson
It's Sullivan's Pavilion all right. The film was produced, directed and written by Fred G. Sullivan. And its leading players are Fred, Polly, Tate, Katie, Kirk, and Ricky Sullivan. Fred is an independent filmmaker, who's moved his entire family to the Adirondacks. When he's not making films (which is often), Fred takes odd jobs while his wife wrangles the kids. A textbook case of the "cinema of personal expression" Sullivan's Pavilion devotes much of its running time to Sullivan's self-reflective musings. If he's not likely to become a success, he asks himself, why does he continue making films? Why, for the sheer love of filmmaking, of course! Is there any other reason?
behind-the-scenes, family, filmmaker