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Beacon Film Society: Thanksgiving


Tue, Nov 25, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

BEAHIVE Beacon

Friends, it is that time of year when many people think about what family means to them. And so it is with great excitement that we present this drama by first-time director Adam Newport-Berra.

In Thanksgiving, Alex and Amy are the perfect Brooklyn couple. They have a cat, a Thanksgiving table of bohemian friends, and a glowing future together. Yet the sudden holiday appearance of Amy’s mysterious brother Will quickly disrupts their idyllic lifestyle and calls into question what we’re truly “thankful” for.

thanksgiving-movieThis is a real DIY get up-and-go kind of film, reminiscent of early independent filmmaking — the actors were allowed to question and improvise and there’s a realistic cinéma vérité style of shooting — and there are some great uses of natural light that contrasts a claustrophobic Brooklyn apartment against the expanse of Breakneck Ridge.

The film stars Benjamin Dickinson, a solid young actor and director who starred in and directed the Sundance hit First Winter and Samantha Jacober, a wonderful, up-and-coming talent who is also currently starring in Listen Up Philip alongside Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss.

The director will be present for a post-screening Q&A. Please come and support this first-time filmmaker!

$10 @ door
includes a beer or water

Please RSVP to info@beaconfilmsociety.org to reserve a seat.
(RSVPs have reserved seats up to 10 minutes prior to screening.)

The Beacon Film Society is a tightly-knit collective of like-minded creators, connectors, curators and passionate film lovers. Our motto is: “Bringing to Beacon the best films you might have missed.” Each month we curate and present great films — documentaries, narratives, animation, experimental — most of which are produced outside the Hollywood mainstream, and then discuss afterwards in a relaxed setting amongst friends, colleagues and drinks.


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