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Wednesday, April 16 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

Based on Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer and Tony Award–winning play, August: Osage County is a dramatic tale of life, death, and familial strife that is at turns hilarious, harrowing, disturbing and heartfelt. With an all-star cast that includes Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, and Meryl Streep in a tour-de-force performance, August: Osage County is one of this year’s must-see films.

Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard; Mud, Killing Them Softly) is an Oklahoma poet battling alcoholism, while his wife Violet (Streep; The Iron Lady, Julie & Julia) suffers from cancer and a new-found drug dependency. Not long after hiring a livein caregiver for Violet, Beverly vanishes, prompting the family to unite in a search that ends with a morbid discovery. Violet and her daughters Barbara (Roberts; Eat Pray Love), Ivy (Julianne Nicholson; television’s Boardwalk Empire), and Karen (Juliette Lewis; Foreverland) are left to deal with the aftermath, and each other-the four women have never exactly seen eye-to-eye.

The films first-rate ensemble cast shines under John Wells, whose direction exudes the same down-to-earth frankness and great affection for complex characters displayed in The Company Men, his memorable feature debut. You might not find yourself wishing you were a member of the Weston clan, but you’ll likely recognize something of your own family in them.

Acting with a capital “A” dominates August: Osage County , a darkly comic drama that explores the ugly anger, pain and secrets that are eating away at an Oklahoman family… —Tim Grierson Screen Daily

  • Director: John Wells
  • Writer: Tracy Letts (screenplay)
  • Stars: Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts
  • RATED: 14A | COARSE LANGUAGE | MATURE THEME | 2 HR 1 MIN

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