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Monday Night Film Series presents, Wonderstruck -FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Feb 21, 2018

Category: News and Notices

The Monday Night Film Series presents 'Wonderstruck' on Monday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall 102. 

Director Todd Haynes (Carol) has created a movie that is a meticulously curated pastiche that spans generations, genres and styles. Based on the young-adult book by Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret), who adapted the screenplay, the two narratives belong to Rose (Millicent Simmonds) and Ben (Oakes Fegley), 12-year-old children living in 1927 and 1977, respectively. Rose is deaf and living unhappily in New Jersey with her strict father (James Urbaniak), and spends most of her time going to the cinema and collecting photos of her favourite movie star (Julianne Moore).

Ben lives in Minnesota, has recently lost his mother (Michelle Williams), and is consumed with curiosity about his father, whom he never knew. After a freak accident leaves Ben deaf, he and Rose both embark on parallel journeys to New York City, in search of their idol/missing parent (though it seems there’s ultimately not much of a difference). Though they don’t exactly find what they were looking for, their fates intersect around a certain “cabinet of curiosities,” and they find other sympathetic souls along the way.

"There’s a layer of feeling running through the picture that builds as the narrative unfolds, and when everything falls into place its almost overwhelming." - Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto

This term, 15 limited release, independent foreign and Canadian films will be shown. Admission is $8/film, but a half-yearly $12 student film society membership reduces admission cost to $5/film. The series is open to all. Memberships are available at Tilley 102 every Monday night.

For further info, contact NB Film Co-op 506-455-1632 or info@nbfilmcoop.com.

The NB Film Co-op, in partnership with the UNBF Faculty of Arts and the Toronto Film Festival, presents the series.

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Contact: Tony Merzetti

Email Address: tmerzett@unb.ca