Diane

Apr 15th, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Our second film of the Spring 2019 Reel Movie Mondays season, DIANE screens April 15, 2019 at Carnival Cinemas

Diane

Directed by Kent Jones, Not Yet Rated
USA | 95 minutes | English, MK2

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About the Film:

In his narrative film debut, Kent Jones brings us the story of Diane, a widowed, altruistic septuagenarian whose life is dictated by the needs of others. She fills her days serving food to the homeless, visiting ailing friends in the last years of their lives, and, most centrally, desperately attempting to reach her drug-addicted son, despite his repeated efforts to push her away. But as these pieces of her existence begin to wither and fade, she finds herself forced to look at her own identity—and memories she’d sooner forget than face.

Veteran actress Mary Kay Place (The Big Chill, Being Jonn Malkovich) gives a career-defining performance in DIANE, Kent Jones's fiction feature debut. An exquisitely textured, thoroughly lived-in experience, DIANE is the story of a woman who experiences something both common and extraordinary: her life, as she has come to know it, vanishing before her eyes as time rushes on like a river. Diane (Mary Kay Place) lives alone in western Massachusetts, spending her days caring for others and always putting herself last. Her life revolves around her cousins, her friends, her beloved aunts and uncles, and the people she serves at church suppers. Her most precious burden is her grown son, Brian (Jake Lacy), constantly in-and-out of rehab but not fully honest with himself about his addiction. And hovering over Diane's duty-bound existence is the shadow of guilt for an old sin. Solitude opens to new levels of perception and being...past and present collide...people come and go...and Diane is confronted with the possibility of forgiveness. With a remarkable cast that includes Andrea Martin, Estelle Parsons, Deirdre O'Connell, Joyce Van Patten, Phyllis Gallagher, Glynnis O'Connor and Paul McIsaac.

“'Diane,' written and directed by Kent Jones (with Martin Scorsese serving as executive producer), is the most accomplished dramatic feature I’ve seen at the Tribeca Film Festival. It’s a tender, wrenching, and beautifully made movie, and part of what’s revelatory about it is that it’s a story of boomers who are confronting the ravages of old age (disease and death, the waning of dreams), yet they’re doing it with a stubborn echo of the hopes and desires they had when they were younger..” —OWEN GLEIBERMAN, Variety

Principal Cast: Mary Kay Place, Jake Lacy, Deirdre O'Connell, Glynnis O'Connor, Joyce Van Patten, Phyllis Somerville

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