Location: Redstone Theater
With segment director Jeremy Purcell and animation director Lorraine Lordan in person
Presented in collaboration with Irish Arts Center
Dir. Nora Twomey. 2017, 94 mins. DCP. This Oscar-nominated film is based on Deborah Ellis’s novel about a young girl, Parvana, growing up under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. When Parvana’s father is arrested, she decides to disguise herself as a boy to help support her family. Working alongside her friend, Parvana experiences more freedom and danger than before as she tries to reunite her family. The Breadwinner is from the Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon which created the Oscar-nominated films Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea. After the screening, Jeremy Purcell and Lorraine Lordan from Cartoon Saloon will speak about working on The Breadwinner. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)