The Glass Castle
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton.
Starring: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts. USA 2017. 127 mins.
Reunited with Oscar-winner Brie Larson, writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) crafts a compelling adaptation of Jeannette Walls’s bestselling memoir about the wild life she and her three sisters alternately enjoyed and endured in a bohemian household during the 1980s. A superlative Woody Harrelson and a formidable Naomi Watts play her impulsive, often irresponsible parents living in poverty on Manhattan’s Lower East Side; Larson stars as steely journalist Jeanette, who recalls her upbringing in which she eventually found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. In this remarkable story of unconditional love in a family at once dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant, Cretton depicts the conflicts and free-spirited surges without judgement, while the performances are fantastic, especially from Harrelson as the gifted but troubled father.
Club and Group screenings
|Thu 19th Oct||13.00||Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.|
|Thu 19th Oct||18.15||Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset|