Room
Free with RSVP

Thursday Oct 15, 2015
6:00PMDoors Open
7:00PMFilm Begins
9:00PMQ&A with novelist Emma Donoghue and star Jacob Tremblay

VENUE
Nitehawk Cinema
Williamsburg
136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
A24 Films

Escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for half a decade, a young woman and her five-year-old son struggle to adjust to the strange, terrifying and wondrous world outside their one-room prison.


THE FILMS

Room (Lenny Abrahamson | USA | 118 min.)
ROOM, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and based on the novel by Emma Donoghue who also wrote the screenplay, tells the story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world. ROOM also stars Joan Allen and William H. Macy.

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