Set in the autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a fishing village in South Carolina, this film tells the dramatic story of interracial lovers swept up in the tides of history. As World War II rages, a wounded stranger, Mr. Ohta (Takashi Yamaguchi), appears in town under mysterious circumstances. Sophie (Julianne Nicholson), a native of Salty Creek, quickly becomes transfixed by Mr. Ohta and a forbidden courtship blossoms.
When Pearl Harbor is bombed, a surge of misguided patriotism and bigotry sweeps through the town, threatening Mr. Ohta’s life. A trio of women, each with her own secrets — Sophie, along with the town matriarch and her housekeeper — rejects law and propriety, risking their lives with their actions.
Q&A with Yamaguchi, producer Nancy Dickenson and impact producer Nancy LaPook Diamond after screening.
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