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Isabelle Huppert and Kim Minhee in CLAIRE'S CAMERA • Premiere Engagement April 13–15

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Thu, Oct 26, 2017

IFFBoston Fall Focus 2017Special Events Archive

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri



IFFBoston Fall Focus 2017

Special Premiere Screening!

$13 General Admission
$11 IFFBoston & Brattle members, students, and seniors*

*Limited to one ticket per screening per membership card or Student ID. Tickets bought online must be verified with your valid membership card/ID at time of pick up at the Brattle Box Office. Member discount cannot be combined with other offers.


Strong, brave, fed up with bullshit, and desperate for justice, Mildred Hayes might be 2017’s Woman of the Year. After months have passed without an arrest in her daughter’s murder, Mildred (Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, postering three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell)—an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence—gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement escalates.

Martin McDonagh has created a darkly comic drama that is smart, narratively unpredictable, and filled with superb performances. As with McDonagh’s previous work (IN BRUGES, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS) the focus of THREE BILLBOARDS is on character-driven plot. Even McDonagh’s most irredeemable characters are momentarily sympathetic and evolving, allowing us to embrace the hopefulness that implies.

On its surface, THREE BILLBOARDS is a film about grief, forgiveness, anger, and resilience. Yet McDonagh layers in myriad observational moments about racism, war, sexism, and a deeply divided society, all captured in this fictional Missouri town. Ever present is a low-simmering tension that occasionally bursts into violence but always in the service of releasing emotion that a character is unable to articulate.

—Jane Schoettle, Toronto International Film Festival

115 min.

Directed by:
Martin McDonagh

Frances McDormand
Woody Harrelson
Sam Rockwell
Abbie Cornish
Lucas Hedges
Željko Ivanek
Caleb Landry Jones
Clarke Peters
Samara Weaving
John Hawkes
Peter Dinklage

  • Isabelle Huppert and Kim Minhee in CLAIRE'S CAMERA • Premiere Engagement April 13–15
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