Filmmaker Christopher Malinowski's father, who passed away in 2003, was a guitar instructor. And as a film student at Ithaca College, Malinowski spent a lot of time at his aunt's in the nearby seaside town of Lewes, Delaware.
But that's pretty much where reality ends and the fiction begins in his feature Yes, Your Tide is Cold and Dark, Sir. Premiering Saturday January 19th in Rehoboth Beach, Deleware, the movie tells the story of an estranged thirtyish son (Malinowski) who returns home and goes in search of his guitar-instructor dad, last seen some eight months earlier near the Lewes sand dunes of Cape Henlopen with three teenage pupils.
The movie was made for about $150,000 and largely funded by Alan Burkhard, a restauranteur friend-of-the-family. To explain the title would be to spoil part of the plot. But suffice to say it's an arresting and unusual moniker.
Yes, Your Tide is Cold and Dark, Sir will encore screen on Sunday January 20th at the same Movies at Midway location and is also currently set for some March showings at the Delaware Art Museum. Malinowski, a native of Wilmington, DE, is currently based out of Landberg, PA.
[Yes, Your Tide is Cold and Dark, Sir]