Join 'Take Shelter' Discussion Saturday Night

click to enlarge Jessica Chastain and Micheal Shannon in 'Take Shelter'
Jessica Chastain and Micheal Shannon in 'Take Shelter'

On Saturday night (Nov. 12) after the 7:30 p.m. screening of Take Shelter at the Esquire Theatre in Clifton, CityBeat contributing editor Steven Rosen will lead a discussion into the film's meaning — and what really occurs at the mysterious ending. —-

Writer/director Jeff Nichols' tense, provocative psychological thriller is about whether one man's (Michael Shannon's) terrifying hallucinations signal the onslaught of mental illness or are a warning of the pending apocalypse. Set in (and shot in) rural Ohio, the film is also a study of the pressures the Great Recession has imposed on heartland America, as well as a study of contemporary marriage (Jessica Chastain plays Shannon's wife).

Take Shelter has won numerous film festival awards and seems headed for many end-of-year lists and possibly Oscar nominations. Read tt stern-enzi's review here. And go here for more information on the post-screening Q&A.

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