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Film: The Children’s Act

October 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Adapted by Booker Prize–winning author Ian McEwan from his own novel, this riveting drama stars two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson as a British High Court judge tasked with making a decision that will speak to our most fraught questions regarding religious tolerance — and could mean life or death for an innocent young man.

Judge Fiona Maye (Thompson) is married to her work, which has become a problem for her husband, Jack (Stanley Tucci, Spotlight; Margin Call), who announces that he wants to have an affair. Treating the matter more as an annoyance than a life-altering crisis, Fiona kicks Jack out and focuses on her current case. The question: should a couple who are Jehovah’s Witnesses be permitted to deny a life-saving blood transfusion to their leukemia-stricken 17-year-old son? Fiona finds herself taking unusual measures to determine her verdict — measures that will have far-reaching consequences.

“The Children Act” is a soulful and sophisticated adult drama that peers into the void between the beauty of ideals and the cost of living by them.”

– IndieWire

FilmBuffs save $1 off admission and enjoy free popcorn. $11.00 general / $10.00 with FilmBuff card / $8.00 youth

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Date:
October 2, 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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King’s Theatre
209 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0 Canada
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