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IFFBoston

independent film festival boston

IFFBoston Screening Series

Mar
21
THE DISCOVERY
7:30,
Coolidge Corner Theatre
  • Admission is FREE
  • Passes are required. Download and print your pass. (Adobe Acrobat is required to open and print the pass.)
  • Please arrive early. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is NOT guaranteed. Theatre is not responsible for seating over capacity.

THE DISCOVERYTHE DISCOVERY

Director/Co-writer Charlie McDowell and actor Jason Segel will appear in person for a Q&A after the screening.

What would you do if there was proof of an afterlife? The answer to this question is rivetingly explored in THE DISCOVERY, where world-renowned physicist Doctor Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) is able to scientifically prove the existence of an afterlife—but with dire consequences. His estranged son, Will (Jason Segel), tries to confront the situation by returning to the New England–esque island where he grew up. He crosses paths with Isla (Rooney Mara), who’s returning to the island for mysterious reasons of her own. The tale unfolds over the ensuing days as the regret of past choices forces these lost characters to reflect on how they’ve gotten to where they are.

Director/co-writer Charlie McDowell (THE ONE I LOVE) returns with another metaphysical thriller that uses a fascinating premise as a launching point to explore complex issues in a deftly absorbing fashion. Enlisting a world-class cast who use their unique qualities to infuse humor and humanity, THE DISCOVERY plays to both the head and the heart.

—Sundance Film Festival guide

Directed by:
Charlie McDowell

Starring:
Jason Segel
Rooney Mara
Robert Redford
Jesse Plemons
Riley Keough
Ron Canada

Tuesday, March 217:30Coolidge Corner Theatre290 Harvard Street
Brookline

2017 Presenting Sponsors

With additional thanks and gratitude to all of our sponsors for this year's festival.

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