The Children Act

Oct 1st, 2018

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Our first film of the Fall 2018 Reel Movie Mondays season, THE CHILDREN ACT, screens October 1st, 2018 at Carnival Cinemas

The Children Act

Directed by Richard Eyre, Rated R
UK | 105 minutes | English, Entertainment One

Tickets are on sale now! Purchase your tickets online, stop by the MAG in person, or give us a call at 403.309.8405. Tickets are $8 each for valid MAG Members, and $10 each for Non-Members, up until 4:30 pm on film nights. Tickets can be purchased at the door on film night for $10 each starting at 6 pm (cash only; no member rate at the door), pending availability. 

Ticket packages (1 ticket to each of the 5 films in the season) are available up until the first film of the season (October 1st, 2018): $35/package for MAG Members & $45/package for Non-Members. Click the applicable button below to purchase your package for the Fall 2018 season, or scroll down to purchase single tickets to THE CHILDREN ACT. 

MEMBERS* - $35/package - Reel Movie Mondays Fall 2018

NON MEMBERS* - $45/package - Reel Movie Mondays Fall 2018

*Must hold a valid MAG Membership in order to receive the member rate. Become a MAG member to receive member pricing!

About the Film:

Adapted by Booker Prize–winning author Ian McEwan from his own novel, this riveting drama stars two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (The Legend of Barney Thomson; Alone in Berlin) as a British High Court judge tasked with making a decision that will speak to our most fraught questions regarding religious tolerance — and could mean life or death for an innocent young man.

Judge Fiona Maye (Thompson) is married to her work, which has become a problem for her husband, Jack (Stanley Tucci, Spotlight; Margin Call), who announces that he wants to have an affair. Treating the matter more as an annoyance than a life-altering crisis, Fiona kicks Jack out and focuses on her current case. The question: should a couple who are Jehovah’s Witnesses be permitted to deny a life-saving blood transfusion to their leukemia-stricken 17-year-old son (Fionn Whitehead, Dunkirk)? Fiona finds herself taking unusual measures to determine her verdict — measures that will have far-reaching
consequences.

Directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal), The Children Act brims with intelligence, sophistication, and intrigue. The elevated tension places unusual focus on its protagonist’s every word and gesture — a challenge Thompson meets with virtuosity. Her Fiona is a cauldron of conflicted feelings bubbling beneath a veneer of composure. As she finds herself sliding deeper into a mire of professional compromise and personal desperation, we come to empathize with her singular burden… and wait for the outcome with keen anticipation.

“The Children Act is that rarest of things: an adult drama, written and interpreted with a sensitivity to mature human concerns.”
– Peter Debruge, Variety

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