Academy Screenings 2016
About This Project


Tuesday, December 27, 2016 | 8:15 PM
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman, Aspen, CO 81611


Based on the acclaimed novel by Patrick Ness, the film portrays one young boy’s frightening dreams and real life challenges. 12-year-old Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness, which has necessitated Conor’s spending time with his less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver). His daily existence at his U.K. school is one of academic disinterest and bullying by classmates. As Conor’s father (Toby Kebbell) has resettled thousands of miles away in the U.S., the boy yearns for guidance—and it comes in a most surprising form. The story is beautifully shaped through the narrative skill of director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible) and supported by dazzling visual effects. (UK, 2016)


Director: J.A. Bayona
Screenwriter: Patrick Ness
Cinematographer: Eugenio Caballero
With: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell


Run Time: 1 hr 48 min