THE GOLDFINCH

JOHN CROWLEY

This film opens on Friday, September 27th. Tickets will go on sale Monday, September 23rd.

Donna Tartt’s novel, published in 2013 and winner of both a Pulitzer Prize and Carnegie Medal, is brought to the screen by Irish director John Crowley (Brooklyn). Featuring a supporting cast that includes Sarah Paulson, Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright, and Luke Wilson, the film centres on Theodore Decker, whose life is irrevocably altered as a teenager following an explosion in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Not only does the bombing take the life of his mother, but in its immediate aftermath, Theo steals one of her favourite paintings, the titular Goldfinch. As the boy becomes a man (played by Ansel Elgort), his possession of this item leads him into the labyrinthine business of antique and art forgery.

There will be Open Captioned screenings at 13.00 on Saturday 28th and 20.10 on Tuesday, October 1st.

(Notes by Kevin Coyne.)

149 mins, USA, 2019, Digital