Wednesday 3rd October, 7:45 PM
- Director: Marc Webb
- Running time: 101 mins.
- Year: 2017
- Venue location: Leytonstone Library (1st floor)
Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.
Colin Covert of the Start Tribune gave the film 3/4 stars, saying, “Sure, it’s a simple, straightforward film, but sometimes that’s all you need as long as its heart is true.” Film critic Richard Roeper gave the film 4 out of 4 stars and said, “Gifted isn’t the best or most sophisticated or most original film of the year so far – but it just might be my favorite.”
Wednesday 7th November, 7:45 PM
At Leytonstone Library (main hall, 1st floor)
Church Lane, E11 1HG, Leytonstone (London). See map
Ticket price £5 (£4 all concessions) sold onsite and on event nights only.
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