Saoirse Ronan dazzles in this transatlantic drama
Built in 1848, Regent Street Cinema was the first in the country to show moving pictures. With a recent renovation restoring it to its former grandeur, it has added an old school touch to the capital's movie scene, perfect for catching the classic flicks and best new releases. For this screening, catch Saoirse Ronan come-of-age in this period drama that is equal parts emotional and intelligent. Brooklyn tells the story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse), an Irish immigrant trying to ground herself in '50s Brooklyn. Her initial homesickness soon evaporates as she falls for an American love interest, but her past soon re-emerges, leaving her forced to choose between two different countries. "The allure of the road not taken and the power of Saoirse Ronan's performance exert a powerful pull." – Slant Magazine "An awards-caliber performance by Saoirse Ronan." – New York Post Certificate 12A. Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes.
"A superb, emotionally turbulent account of a young Irishwoman's attempt to become an American in the early 1950s."