Thursday, December 14 | 5:30 pm
From executive producer Angelina Jolie, and the talented creative team behind the Oscar-nominated The Secret of Kells, The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old Afghani girl growing up in the shadow of the Taliban. When her father, a respected teacher, is unjustly imprisoned, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family and seek his release. Venturing out into a perilous and exciting new world, Parvana draws courage from her father’s cherished folktales. At once a clear-eyed portrait of the harsh realities of daily life in contemporary Afghanistan and a thrilling, warm-hearted coming-of-age tale, The Breadwinner is a moving, artful testament to the strength of family bonds and the sustaining power of storytelling. Already a frontrunner for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, The Breadwinner bears all the hallmarks of a modern classic.
Director Nora Twomey | 2017 | In English | 94 minutes | PG-13 (for thematic material including some violent images) | DCP