A Friday free foreign film at The Chief Theater!
In January, we're taking the library's foreign film series on a road trip down Lincoln Avenue to The Chief Theater. Enjoy Steamboat Springs' First Friday Artwalk (where the Chief Theater is one of the official stops) then join us for the film immediately afterward. The film is free, as always!
Bud Werner Memorial Library, The Chief Theater and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council present an award-winning British film directed by Rufus Norris. This was the opening feature film for critics at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and WINNER of the Best Independent Film at the British Independent Film Awards.
About the film
The summer holidays have just begun and 11 year-old Skunk's afternoons are full of day dreams and curious wanderings around her neighborhood - with the exception that she must regularly give herself injections to combat her type 1 diabetes. When, one day, Skunk (Eloise Laurence) discovers her bitter and angry older neighbor, Mr. Oswald (Rory Kinnear), savagely beating Rick, a psychologically-troubled boy from the neighborhood whom Mr. Oswald's daughter has callously and fictitiously accused of rape, Skunk's innocence begins to vanish. Trying to find solace with her loving nanny (Zana Marjanovic) and father (Tim Roth), with whom she is very close, Skunk is unwittingly drawn into her neighbors' unfolding melodrama involving violence, sex, and life-shattering illness. Her home, her neighborhood and her school all become treacherous environments where the happy certainties of childhood give way to a fear-filled doubt, and the promise of a complex, broken future. Overwhelmed by her experiences, Skunk herself is drawn into an ethereal chaos from which she may only return through the intense love of those closest to her.
Watch the trailer
Run time: 90 min.
The free screening includes an award-wining short & a cash bar.