MWPAI Film Series: Beautiful Boy

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Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium
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2 and 7:30 pm

Directed by Felix van Groeningen, 2018, United States, Rated R, 112 min.

Beautiful Boy is a deeply moving portrait of a family’s unwavering love and commitment to each other in the face of their son’s addiction and his attempts at recovery. At 18, Nicolas Sheff (Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name) was a good student, editor of his high school newspaper, an actor in the school play and a member of the water polo team. But after experimenting with meth, Nic went almost instantly from a teenager who dabbled with substances to a having a full-blown dependency. This is a searingly honest and frank account of the Sheff family’s journey through Nic’s continuing struggles with addiction, presenting a unique portrait of the ways addiction can destroy lives and the power of love to rebuild them. Harrowing, heart-breaking and yet full of joy, hope and love, Beautiful Boy recounts the rehabs, disappearances, broken promises and rage as Nic sinks deeper into the drug world, as well as David’s efforts to save his “beautiful boy” from the ravages of addiction. Also starring Steve Carell (Foxcatcher, The Big Short), Maura Tierney (“The Affair”), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) and Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People).

Open Caption Wednesdays
Both Wednesday screenings will feature Open Captions (subtitles) for the benefit of our deaf or hearing-impaired guests. Please be aware that this service is not always available from the film distributor, but will be provided whenever possible.

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Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening.

  • Admission:
    $6 MWPAI Members
    $8 General Admission
    $4 Students
    Free for PrattMWP Students
  • Film Passbooks that don't expire:
    10 discounted admissions are available
    at the Performing Arts Ticket Office:
    $55 for MWPAI Members
    $75 for General Admission

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