Independent Film Night TONIGHT 6:30PM - BROKEN by Rufus Norris starring Tim Roth & Cillian Murphy
Acclaimed stage director Rufus Norris’ first film, inspired by Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird looks to answer the question: What if Scout, Atticus, and Boo Radley were transported to modern day North London?
Broken – a film by Rufus Norris
United Kingdom / 2012 / 90 min /Drama / English
Please note, Independent films are not rated by the MPAA and should be considered for Mature Audiences.
Free Screening: Thursday, April 10 – 6:30PM
Pollard Library, Ground Floor Meeting Room, 401 Merrimack St. Lowell,
Short Synopsis: 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 (Robert Emms), 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. Based on the novel “Broken” by Daniel Clay.