Tuesday, December 9

Special Events ArchiveIFFB Fall Focus 2014 (previous events)

IFFB Fall Focus: Starred Up

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Presented by Independent Film Festival Boston

STARRED UP (2013) dir David Mackenzie w/Jack O’Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend [106 min; Digital]

19-year-old Eric (Jack O’Connell, star of the upcoming UNBROKEN), arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father (Ben Mendelsohn, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES). As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already volatile relationship with his father is pushed past breaking point — Eric is approached by a volunteer psychotherapist (Rupert Friend, “Homeland”), who runs an anger management group for prisoners. Torn between gang politics, prison corruption, and a glimmer of something better, Eric finds himself in a fight for his own life, unsure if his own father is there to protect him or join in punishing him. Written by prison system therapist Jonathan Asser, STARRED UP is a merciless, uncompromising portrayal of a dehumanizing life behind bars, and the most accomplished film of David Mackenzie’s career; as father and son, Mendelsohn and O’Connell give extraordinary performances, charting a path that resembles Greek tragedy.

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Our friends at the Independent Film Festival of Boston are cooking up a special fall film series that we’ll be hosting here at the Brattle. Expect advance screenings of some of the most interesting upcoming indie film releases as well as a few surprises and second chances. Most screenings will be accompanied by a discussion with filmmakers and/or cast!

IFFB Fall Focus continues every other Tuesday through December 9. Visit IFFBoston.org for more information.

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  • Tuesday 12/9 at 7:30 PM

Tickets: $10 General Public, $9 Brattle -or- IFFB Members, $8 Brattle -and- IFFB Members (at the door only!). No Brattle passes.