BEAUTIFUL BOY

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SYNOPSIS

“Beautiful Boy,” starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, is based on a pair of best-selling memoirs by the San Francisco journalist David Sheff and his oldest son, Nic, that chronicled Nic’s descent into crystal-meth addiction. It tells the story of David Sheff’s anguished but impotent crusade to snatch his son from the jaws of a life-crushing drug dependence. This film enables viewers to see the way addiction is lived beside, by the person suffering and by the family. It is a heartbreaking and inspiring story of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

2018 Chicago International Film Festival Winner for Best Feature

2018 Hollywood Film Awards Winner for Supporting Actor of the Year

2019 The Joey Awards, Vancouver Winner for Best Leading Actor in a Feature Film

Directed By: Felix Van Groeningen
Country: USA
Year: 2018
Runtime: 120 minutes
Language: English
Rating: M18

SCREENING INFO

National Gallery Singapore
30th May 2021 (Sun) | 7.00pm
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PANEL CONVERSATION

Addiction Recovery: A Journey Beyond The Individual

How much is enough to be considered an addiction? Is there a specific age or life phase when specific forms of addiction are more prone to develop?

In this panel conversation, we will learn about the effects of addiction – one which extends beyond the individual to their surrounding network. We will also learn to see addiction as a biological, psychological, and social disease that is complex in nature, which requires a multi-faceted and individualised approach. Our panellists will also share ways in which friends and families can more constructively support a person’s recovery journey.

TIME & LOCATION

National Gallery Singapore^
30th May 2021 (Sun) | 7.00pm

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SHORT FILM PAIRING

Skogafoss

SYNOPSIS

While on vacation with his girlfriend, Gijs receives a phone call from his mother, that reveals her troubled mental state and their complex relationship.

2018 Canada Shorts Film Festival Winner for Award of Excellence
2018 Dublin Independent Film Festival Winner for Best Drama
Scandavian International Film Festival Winner for Best Film

BOOK PAIRING

Children of Las Vegas

SYNOPSIS

“People come to Vegas to blow off steam and then go. But I’m stuck here. When I see the city lights I think of all the parts they don’t shine on. I feel like I’m living there, in those parts. The shadows pull you under. There’s so much between me and the lights.”

Las Vegas is a much regarded city, a global celebrity for its glitter and splash, and its offer of fulfilling all your desires without any repercussions. But what happens to the people who have to grow up there?

Award-winning author Timothy O’Grady lived and taught in Las Vegas for two years, and in a class he was teaching, his students began to speak of what it was like to grow up in the world’s playground. They spoke of being robbed by their parents, routinely losing their homes and raising themselves while their parents pursued the addictions serviced by the city. There were overdoses, desert shoot-outs, suicides, all before high school was over.

Children of Las Vegas is a collection of ten of their stories, interspersed with short essays about the city by Timothy, and portraits by highly acclaimed photographer Steve Pyke.

There are horror stories in every city, but these things were not just happening in Las Vegas, but because of it.

PRICE

$18.60

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