Indie film 'Merry Good Enough' hits Tusten Theatre

Posted 11/4/23

NARROWSBURG, NY — A one-night-only screening of the new indie dark(ish) comedy “Merry Good Enough” at the Tusten Theatre on Saturday, November 11 at 7 p.m.

The film, which was …

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Indie film 'Merry Good Enough' hits Tusten Theatre


NARROWSBURG, NY — A one-night-only screening of the new indie dark(ish) comedy “Merry Good Enough” at the Tusten Theatre on Saturday, November 11 at 7 p.m.

The film, which was made in 2022, follows the story of a dysfunctional family whose mother disappears on Christmas Eve, leading one daughter on an extraordinary journey to reunite her family.

Big Eddy Selects Screenings offer local audiences more opportunities to see impactful and independent films throughout the year. An exclusive talkback with actors Raye Levine and Sawyer Spielberg, as well as writer and directors Caroline Keene and Dan Kennedy, will be held after the screening. Moderated by Greg Triggs, the talkback is described as putting “the FUN in dysfunctional family drama.”

About the film

Merry Good Enough is a dark comedy about a family whose mom disappears on Christmas Eve and the lengths one daughter must go to bring her family back together again. At once funny, intense and hopeful, the film is led by Raye Levine and Joel Murray. It features a stand-out ensemble cast including Susan Gallagher, Comfort Clinton, Sawyer Spielberg, Daniel Desmarais, Neil Casey, Sophie von Haselberg, Margaret Curry, Kevin O. Peterson and Marcia DeBonis.

Raye Levine plays Lucy Raulie. She is a New York-based actor. Selected film credits include “A View of the World from 5th Ave.,” “Pink Flags,” “Follow the Roses” and “The Great Pretender.” Her theatre credits include Guild Halls’ production of “Extinction,” and “Leviticus” at EST and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and more.

Sawyer Spielberg plays Sam McGrath. Spielberg is a New York-based actor who has starred in independent features such as “Honeydew,” “Christmas Eve in Miller's Point,” and “The Martyr of Gowanus.” He will soon be seen in a recurring role on Apple TV+'s upcoming series, “Masters of the Air.”

Writer/co-director Caroline Keene is a writer and director from Marion, MA. She graduated from UT Austin's MFA in Screenwriting program, and this is her first feature.

Dan Kennedy is co-director and producer. He is a director, cinematographer and producer with a rich narrative filmmaking background. His last feature, “Honeydew,” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. He and Keene have been collaborating since 2017.

Info you need

The theatre is located at 210 Bridge St. 

Tickets cost $10 for non-DVAA members and $8 for members. DVAA members get a 20 percent discount on tickets. 

Purchase tickets by calling 845/252-7576 or online at

About the Big Eddy Film Festival

The Big Eddy Film Festival (BEFF) is described as a cinematic celebration of counter-current narratives. Produced by the DVAA each fall, this immersive festival sparks new cultural possibilities at the juncture of film, art and rural imagination.

About the DVAA

The DVAA is a creative home in the Upper Delaware Valley and Sullivan Catskills Region. It gives artists platforms to share their voices in galleries, on stages or at festivals, including Riverfest in July and the Big Eddy Film Festival.

The film festival is held every September.

DVAA funds Sullivan County creatives and cultural organizations through its role as the county's Arts Council. 


DVAA’s programs are made possible thanks in part to the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency with support from the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; the Sullivan County Legislature; the Nancy Stevenson Memorial Fund; the Fair Games Fund; the Heartland Embers Fund, its business sponsors; DVAA members; and individuals like you.

For more information about DVAA's performances, exhibitions and events, visit or call 845/252-7576.

Find the DVAA on Facebook at DelawareValleyArtsAlliance.

The Big Eddy Film Festival is on Facebook at BigEddyFilmFestival.

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