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Brooklyn tells the moving story of Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps her into the intoxicating charm of love. But her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Based on Colm Toibin’s acclaimed novel, director John Crowley and writer Nick Hornby craft a deeply effective, sweeping romance. Surrounded by a stellar cast of supporting characters, Saoirse Ronan gives a captivating performance. The heart of this highly accomplished work evokes a timeless portrait of leaving home and the excruciating decisions one must make.
DIR: John Crowley PR: Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey WRI: Nick Hornby DP: Yves Belanger ED: Jake Roberts
Thursday, October 22 11:30PM–1AM | Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St Charles Ave
Meet us for one final toast to celebrate NOFF 2015 and the Create Louisiana recipient. Open to All-Access Passholders and ticket holders from the closing night screening of Brooklyn.