Margaret

Film/Video

Images courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

Margaret

Kenneth Lonergan, 2011

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Wed, Mar 7, 2012 7 PM

You won’t want to miss the lone Columbus screening of one of the most remarkable critical success stories in recent memory: Kenneth Lonergan’s follow-up to You Can Count on Me, his debut and breakthrough film.

Shot in 2005 and edited over an astounding (and legally contested) six-year period, Margaret is an ambitious film with an all-star cast: Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Allison Janney, Kieran Culkin, and Jeannie Berlin. Although it was barely released in the U.S., critical support and a grassroots movement called “Team Margaret” helped bring it attention and a number of year-end awards. The densely layered film chronicles the emotional turmoil of a self-involved high schooler (Paquin—remember, this was shot seven years ago!) after witnessing a fatal traffic accident. Margaret conveys a sprawling sense of a living world and becomes a wrenching moral crisis set in post-9/11 New York City. (150 mins., 35mm)

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