November 13 FISH TANK (2010) Written and Directed by Andrea Arnold Sponsored by Edinboro University
Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend. Mia is a reckless and rebellious teenager who frequently argues with her mother and sister and has run afoul of the authorities at school, leading to her being suspended. With plenty of time on her hands, Mia spends her days drinking when she can find alcohol and partying in an empty flat near her apartment. Joanne is a single mother, and she's begun dating a new man, Connor (Michael Fassbender); when Joanne brings him home to meet the girls, Mia is immediately attracted to him, and it's soon clear Connor feels the same way about her. Cannes Jury Prize-winner Fish Tank is gritty British realism at its very best, with flawless performances from newcomer Kate Jarvis, and Michael Fassbender.
Admission $5.00. Tickets at the door and online. Doors at 6:00pm. FILM at 7:00pm.
Written and directed by Andrea Arnold. Starring Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing. Not Rated. 123 minutes. English.
Biography: Andrea Arnold, OBE is an Academy Award-winning English filmmaker and former actress, who made her feature film directorial debut in 2006 with Red Road. After years working in children's television, Andrea Arnold came relatively late to directing, but her films instantly made ripples internationally, attracting enormous acclaim. Hard to pin down but often centered on female, working-class characters and marked by simple, unsettling images and intricate editing, their surface harshness is shot through with complexity and compassion.
Arnold's adaptation of Wuthering Heights had its Pennsylvania premiere in our Summer 2012 program.
RottenTomatoes Rating: 90 / IMDb Rating: 7.3
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