“Five Nights in Maine,” an independent film made in Maine and starring David Oyelowo, Rosie Perez and Oscar-winner Dianne Wiest, will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Oyelowo (“Selma” and “The Butler”) plays a man who travels to Maine to visit his estranged mother-in-law after his wife is killed in a car accident.

Five Nights in Maine,” funded in part by a $40,000 Kickstarter campaign, was written and directed by Maris Curran, who grew up visiting Pemaquid, a coastal village in Bristol. She shot the film last October in Brunswick, Phippsburg and South Portland, including at homes around Willard Square. The film’s producer, Carly Hugo, grew up in Massachusetts and spent summers on Sebago Lake.

The story focuses on Sherwin and Fiona, an interracial couple living in the South, whose loving relationship undergoes a dramatic shift after Fiona visits her ailing mother Lucinda, played by Dianne Wiest, at her home in Maine. When Fiona dies in a car accident, a grief-stricken Sherwin, hoping to find some answers, accepts an invitation from his estranged mother-in-law to come visit.

The Toronto International Film Festival will be held Sept. 10-20.

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