HILLBILLY ELEGY screening + Q&A with Vanessa Taylor

Event Details

Wednesday December 2, 2020 7:00 pm

via Zoom


Based on J.D. Vance’s #1 New York Times Bestseller

J.D. Vance (Gabriel Basso), a former Marine from southern Ohio and current Yale Law student, is on the verge of landing his dream job when a family crisis forces him to return to the home he’s tried to forget. J.D. must navigate the complex dynamics of his Appalachian family, including his volatile relationship with his mother Bev (Amy Adams), who’s struggling with addiction. Fueled by memories of his grandmother Mamaw (Glenn Close), the resilient and whip-smart woman who raised him, J.D. comes to embrace his family’s indelible imprint on his own personal journey.

Based on J.D. Vance’s #1 New York Times Bestseller, written by Vanessa Taylor, directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard and produced by Academy Award winner Brian Grazer, HILLBILLY ELEGY is a powerful personal memoir that offers a window into one family’s personal journey of survival and triumph. By following three colorful generations through their unique struggles, J.D.’s family story explores the highs and lows that define his family’s experience.

Written by: Vanessa Taylor
Source Material: Based on the Book by J.D. Vance
Directed by: Ron Howard
Produced by: Brain Grazer, Ron Howard and Karen Lunder
Cast: Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso, Haley Bennett, Freida Pinto, Bo Hopkins and Owen Asztalos

RELEASE DATE: In Theaters November 11, On Netflix November 24
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 56 minutes

*The film will be available to view on Netflix on Wednesday, November 24. If you do not have access to Netflix and would like to request a screening link please refer to your event invitation email for details on requesting a screening link. Links will be sent out on Sunday, November 29.

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