The PGA East Screening Committee invites you and a guest to...
The Weinstein Company Presents
Followed by a conversation with Actor Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar and Priyanka Bose, Producers Iain Canning and Angie Fielder,
Screenwriter Luke Davies and the Film's Subject Saroo Brierly, moderated by PGA member Anadil Hossain
Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00pm
AMC Loews 34th Street
312 West 34th Street
Produced by Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, Angie Fielder
Written by Luke Davies
Directed by Garth Davis
Starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Sunny Pawar, Abhishek Bharate, Priyanka Bose, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Deepti Naval, Divian Ladwa, Sachin Joab, Pallavi Sharda, Arka Das
In LION, five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) gets lost on a train traveling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham), and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. As an adult, not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, Saroo (Dev Patel) suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. Armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, Saroo sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Based on the true story, A Long Way Home, LION is directed by Garth Davis and written by Luke Davies with performances from Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, and Sunny Pawar.
Release Date: November 25, 2016
Running Time: 118 minutes
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