P.O. Box 374 dia Groton, MA 01450 dia 978-448-0178

February Screening

What: The Visitor
When: Saturday February 21, 6:30 pm
Rating: PG-13
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-title

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.”

You can watch a trailer here or get more information on the film at the Internet Movie Database or Rotten Tomatoes.
 

2009-02-16