What: The Visitor
When: Saturday February 21, 6:30 pm
Where: Lawrence Academy
Recital Hall, Williams Arts Center
Powder House Road Groton, Massachusetts 01450
Parking: Please see this map.
Cost: Admission is free for members. Non-members can purchase a one-day membership at the door for $15, which includes admission to the receptions, screening, discussion, and speaker presentation (if any). For details please see our membership page.
The Visitor tells the story of an American professor who travels to New York for a conference and finds his apartment occupied by a young couple, illegal immigrants who thought they were renting it on the up-and-up. The professor, a recent widower, becomes involved with these people and allows his life to be enlarged by them. Lead actor Richard Jenkins was nominated for an Oscar for his performance; the film garnered 10 awards, was nominated for 11 more, and was popular with both critics and the public (91% each on Rottentomatoes.com, and 7.9 / 10 on IMDB).
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald:
“The Visitor is a small movie, but its emotions could not be writ any larger.”
J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader:
“Richard Jenkins gets the role of a lifetime in this powerful second film by writer-director Thomas McCarthy.”
Jeanne Kaplan, Kaplan s. Kaplan:
“This is one of those surprising little gems that make you happy to be an ardent moviegoer.”