CORK CINE CLUB PRESENTS KENNETH LONERGAN’S
THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER AT 8PM
ST. JOHN’S CENTRAL COLLEGE
‘a big, serious, unashamedly intelligent film’
MARGARET centres on a 17-year-old New York City high-school student (Anna Paquin) who feels that she inadvertently played a role in a bus accident (Mark Ruffalo as the driver) that claimed a woman’s life. In her attempts to set things right she confronts a basic truth: her youthful ideals are on a collision course against the realities and compromises of the adult world.
It’s a film of rare beauty and shocking gravity. Paquin, pre-True Blood, gives a stellar performance alongside an impressive cast that also includes Matt Damon, Matthew Broderick, and J. Smith-Cameron. The film, whose title is taken from a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem, resonates with loss felt deeply by New Yorkers in the shadow of 9/11.
Writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count On Me) shot MARGARET in 2005, but his struggles to achieve a final cut (with help from Martin Scorsese) almost prevented the film’s release.
The director managed to release the film in 2011 to critical acclaim such as “Margaret is a big, serious, unashamedly intelligent film – in part a compassionate study of metropolitan alienation, in part an acute teen comedy, in part a punchy legal drama…richly rewarding.” – The Independent (UK)
See www.corkcineclub.com for trailer, reviews and articles. Tickets, €8.50/€7 (includes Cine Club membership), are sold at the door. Foreign language films are subtitled.
Other Cork Cine Club films in Season Seven to be shown in St. John’s Central College are: Breathing (Germany) on 25 Oct; Free Men (France) on 1 Nov; Beauty (South Africa) on 8 Nov; Monsieur Lazhar (Canada) on 15 Nov; Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Turkey) on 22 Nov; Le Havre (France) on 29 Nov; Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Band (USA) on 6 Dec; The Kid With a Bike (France) on 13 Dec.
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