Arts & Education Council

Independent Film Series

 

February 22 - 28
IN THE BEDROOM
Director: Todd Field
IN THE BEDROOM 
Director: Todd Field USA 
Described by the New York Times' Stephen Holden as "perfectly observed and wrenchingly acted," this drama focuses on a middle-class New England couple struggling with the murder of their son. First-time director Todd Field works from an Andre Dubus story with devastating effect, capturing the contrast of placid, middle-class gentility and the depths of human emotion revealed in the wake of fateful events. Sissy Spacek, a heavy favorite for Oscar nomination in her portrayal as mother of the murdered son, leads an exceptional cast, including Tom Wilkonson (father) and the surprising Marisa Tomei as the son's older girlfriend. Field's eye for realism and a quiet moment is unwavering.

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