PELHAM, NY -- On Tuesday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m. The Picture House Regional Film Center (TPH) will show an advance screening of The Sense of an Ending (PG-13, 1hr. 48 mins.) followed by a Q&A with the director Ritesh Batra led by TPH’s Critic-in-Residence Marshall Fine. The film will open nationwide on Friday, March 10th.
Adapted from the Booker Prize-winning novel by Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending tells the story of Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent), divorced and retired, who leads a reclusive and relatively quiet life. One day, he learns that the mother of his university girlfriend, Veronica (Charlotte Rampling), left in her will a diary kept by his best friend who dated Veronica after she and Tony parted ways. Tony’s quest to recover the diary, now in Veronica’s possession, forces him to revisit his flawed recollections of his friends and of his younger self. In addition to Broadbent and Rampling, The Sense of an Ending includes stellar performances by Emily Mortimer, Michelle Dockery, and Harriet Walter, among others.
After the screening, TPH’s Critic-in-Residence Marshall Fine will moderate a discussion and Q&A with the director Ritesh Batra. Batra is a BAFTA Award nominated writer-director known widely for his debut feature film The Lunchbox starring Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Nimrat Kaur, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 and won the Grand Rail d’Or.
Tickets to the special screening and discussion are $15/general admission, $12/students, seniors, and members and are available at www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.