First Run. Festival Quality. Must See. Cinema.

Brooklyn

BROOKLYN

January 6 – 2PM + 7:30PM

Ireland, UK, Canada, 2015 – Rated 14A – 105 minutes
Directed by John Crowley
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Zegen

Scripted by bestselling author Nick Hornby from the acclaimed novel by Colm Tóibín, the poignant and gorgeously realized Brooklyn has elicited a flurry of Oscar buzz following its premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

On the southeast coast of Ireland in the early 1950s, the soft-spoken young Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Atonement), feeling stifled by the meagre opportunities that her homeland can offer her, makes the hard decision to leave her mother and beloved older sister behind to make the solo journey across the Atlantic to a new life in Brooklyn, New York. Alone in a strange land, Eilis begins to make a place for herself with the help of a kind Irish priest (Jim Broadbent, Le Week-End, The Iron Lady) and her stern but caring landlady (Julie Walters, One Chance, Mamma Mia!), and she even catches the eye of an Italian boy named Tony (Emory Cohen, The Place Beyond the Pines). When a family tragedy compels her to return to Ireland, Eilis surprisingly discovers that the hardships that previously seemed insurmountable inhibit her no longer.

Ronan gives an outstanding performance as her Eilis transforms from a lonely young wallflower to an experienced, confident adult, and you won’t soon forget Cohen as the tough but tender Tony. Expertly directed by John Crowley (Boy A), Brooklyn is a beautiful, exquisitely crafted story about family, memory, and making a new home.

A heartbreaking and poignant story about choices, country, commitments, sacrifice and love, Brooklyn is a superb, luminous and bittersweet portrayal of who we are, where we’ve come from, where we’re going and the places we call home.
Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!

Quinte Film Alternative P.O. Box 22172 Belleville, Ontario K8N 5V7

QFA Great Movie Wednesday films are shown at 2:00 & 7:30PM on alternate Wednesdays from September to May – 18 films in all. All screenings are at The Empire Theatre, 321 Front Street, Belleville ON. Single-screening tickets are available at the door – or, in advance at The Empire Theatre Box Office, by calling 613-969-0099. Evening (7:30PM) – $11 / Matinee (2PM) – $9. / Student – $5.50. Become a QFA Member and SAVE up to 40% on our single-ticket pricing.