The Outlaw League
THE OUTLAW LEAGUE
Sunday, January 25, 7 pm
(Jean Beaudry, Canada, 2014, live action, 86 min)
Ages 10+. In French with English subtitles.
Nicolas, the son and grandson of fishermen, lives with his mom and sister in a village overlooking the sea. A terrible storm snatched his father a few years earlier, and Nicolas must not only deal with his loss, but also the slow disintegration of his grandfather, Jérémie, who has started drinking too much to ease the pain of the death of his son.
Summer vacation is the chance for Nicholas to resume his greatest pleasure: playing baseball with his friends. But a big obstacle greets the kids who assemble at the village baseball field: the town council has decided to convert the field into a municipal dump.
With Nicolas as their leader, the village kids will resist the mayor's machinations with ferocity and, much to their surprise, they will also receive the support of Jérémie and his old buddies.
Notes for parents: This uplifting film includes a few coarse words and a frank depiction of an alcoholic but loving grandfather.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122