Academy Screenings 2016
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Thursday, December 22, 2016 | 8:15 PM
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman, Aspen, CO 81611


One of the most engrossing and affecting films of the year centers on the true story of Saroo Brierley, adopted from India by an Australian family at age five, for whom the invention of Google Earth 25 years later provides the tools to begin a search for his birth family. Starring Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman, Lion explores the essential nature of connection and identity, while recounting an extraordinary adventure that begins one night long ago in an Indian train station. Lion compels the viewer from the first frames and never lets go, right up until its intense, triumphant conclusion. (Australia, 2016)


Director: Garth Davis
Screenwriter: Luke Davies
Cinematographers: Greig Fraser
With: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman


Run Time: 2 hr