2011. USA. Alexander Payne.
Post-screening discussion with Alexander Payne
Sunday, November 27, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2011. USA. Directed by Alexander Payne. Screenplay by Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash. With George Clooney, Judy Greer, Shailene Woodley. Payne’s latest heart-rending comedic journey takes us beyond paradise to a side of Hawaii most tourists would prefer to overlook. Part of a clan that traces it roots to one of the first mainland/island unions, chronically absent father Matt King (Clooney) becomes the sole guardian of his two daughters when their free-spirited mother dies suddenly. His efforts to reconnect with them—especially the teenage spitfire, Alexandra (the astonishing Woodley)—and unite his extended family push him to discover the limits of his ability to embrace his own life. Print courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.