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Emotional Film “Room’ Runs Through Jan. 7

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LACASA Center is sponsoring the film “Room” at the Historic Howell Theater. The movie opens on Dec. 26, 2015, and runs through Jan. 7, 2016.

Room is a deeply-emotional suspense film based on the novel by Irish-Canadian writer Emma Donoghue. It chronicles a mother and child who are held captive by a sexual deviant for several years. The story is one of hope as “Ma” wages an escape and helps her five-year-old son, Jack, discover life beyond the “room.”

The book was inspired by the real-life Fritzl case in Austria. Elisabeth Fritzl was imprisoned by her father who sexually abused her for 24 years. She gave birth to seven of his children while in captivity. Her youngest child was five when the police discovered what had transpired and charged the father with various crimes.

Room positive photo 1The screen adaptation of Room was written by Donoghue and features a talented cast, including Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen and William H. Macy. 

This movie is winning awards like crazy, and is nominated in several categories for upcoming awards by the Screen Actors Guild, Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe organizations. It also is generating a lot of Oscar buzz. 

LACASA is sponsoring Room because of its subject matter and the film’s message of hope and human resilience.

We will have a booth set up in the lobby with information and resources available for victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. 

Watch film trailer >>              Get tickets >>

Show Dates & Times

Dec 26  – 7:15 pm

Dec 27 – 1:15, 3:30 & 7:30 pm                  Room mom looking up

Dec 28  – 1:15 & 7:30 pm

Dec 29 – 1:15, 3:30 & 7:30 pm

Dec 30 – 1:15, 3:30 & 7:30 pm

Dec 31  – 1:15 & 3:30 pm

Jan 1  – 1 & 7 pm

Jan 2  – 1 7 pm

Jan 3  – 3 & 7 pm

Jan 5  – 7 pm

Jan 6  – 3 & 7 pm

Jan 7 – 3 & 7 pm

Historic Howell Theater ticket prices range from $8 to $6.    Reserve tickets >> 

Critic reviews     
It’s also the rare film to shine a light on the aftermath kidnapping survivors face once their ordeal is over.
Nolan Feeney · Time
A suspenseful and heartrending drama that finds perhaps the most extreme possible metaphor for how time, regret and the end of childhood can make unknowing captives of us all.
Justin Chang · Variety
This drama is as big as all outdoors in scope; poetic and profound in its exploration of the senses; blessed with two transcendent performances by Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay.
Joe Morgenstern · Wall Street Journal
Room is astonishing: It transmutes a lurid, true-crime situation into a fairy tale in which fairy tales are a source of survival.
David Edelstein · Vulture



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