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Beacon Film Society: Thanksgiving

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


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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