Death Talk Goes to the Movies is pleased to announce the screening of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. The movie was written by Jonathan Safran Foer, adapted from the novel he wrote with the same name. Foer earned a National Jewish Book Award for Everything Is Illuminated (2001). Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was nominated for 2 oscars , including Best Picture. It stars Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis,John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright, and Zoe Caldwell.
Foer used 9/11 as a backdrop for his story of 9-year-old Oskar Schell, who learns how to deal with the death of his father in the World Trade Center. This young amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
As always Death Talk Goes to the Movies invites you to stay for a discussion when the movie ends. Join us This month for discussion with The Dougy Center about how this mainstream movie release treats the subject of children’s grief.
Admission is by donation. Suggested $5.