Free Screening: Wildlife

Filmmakers Dialogue has a limited number of seats available for SVA STUDENTS to their Tuesday, October 9th, (6:30 PM, SVA Theatre) screening of the critically-acclaimed film WILDLIFE, starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal, directed by actor Paul Dano and co-written by Zoe Kazan. The film runs 104 minutes and there will be a Q and A following the screening, which you are expected to stay for. Present your SVA ID Card at the door for admittance.

ABOUT THE FILM: 14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.

Actor Paul Dano makes an impressive debut as a filmmaker and—along with co-writer Zoe Kazan—elegantly adapts Richard Ford’s novel of the same name. Carey Mulligan delivers one of her finest performances as a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupts the values and expectations of the 1960s nuclear family. With precise details and textures of its specific time and place, Wildlife commits to the viewpoint of a teenage boy observing the gradual dissolution of his parents’ marriage.


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