Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Nov 29th at 4:40pm for Brooklyn at the AFI Silver . Look for Laine wearing a purple jacket in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan, Atonement, Hanna), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mothers home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Directed by John Crowley (Boy A, Intermission) from a screenplay by Nick Hornby (Wild, An Education, About a Boy), Brooklyn also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters.