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Including a post credits conversation with Writer/Director Alan Ball

In 1973, teenaged Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis) leaves her rural Southern hometown to study at New York University where her beloved Uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) is a revered literature professor. She soon discovers that Frank is gay, and living with his longtime partner Walid “Wally” Nadeem (Peter Macdissi) -- an arrangement that he has kept secret for years. After the sudden death of Frank's father -- Beth’s grandfather -- Frank is forced to reluctantly return home for the funeral with Beth in tow, and to finally face a long-buried trauma that he has spent his entire adult life running away from.

About Director/Writer Alan Ball

Alan Ball grew up in Marietta, Georgia and studied playwriting at Florida State University. His off-off-Broadway play Five Women Wearing the Same Dress led to a job offer to write for television and he spent several years working on sitcoms, during which he wrote the screenplay to American Beauty for which he won the Academy Award for best Original Screenplay. Mr. Ball created the HBO series Six Feet Under and True Blood, and wrote and directed the movie Towelhead. He lives in Los Angeles. 

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Date: Nov 13 5:00 p.m. to Nov 16 - 5:00 p.m. Buy Tickets