In a tender adaptation of Julian Barnes' best selling novel, Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Charlotte Rampling), and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. With all credit to the director (Batra, The Lunchbox), the film is consistently gripping even as it limns the literary themes of the source material. He is helped in no small part by a very choice cast; also appearing are Harriet Walter, Emily Mortimer and Michelle Dockery.
Our screening on Wed 26 at 1:30 pm is a Screen Gems screening, using good film to bring people together in good company and with the opportunity for guided discussion afterwards. We will be showing the Hard of Hearing version for this, which includes not only subtitles but also descriptions of all the soundtrack, such as *laughs*, *plane flies overhead*, etc. This is a boon for some people but can be a distraction for others.