We're happy to offer our DC readers the chance to attend a free advance screening of American Pastoral, directed by and starring Ewan McGregor. Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Uzo Aduba, and David Strathairn co-star in the adaptation of Philip Roth's novel.
SYNOPSIS: Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Phillip Roth novel, AMERICAN PASTORAL follows an all American family across several decades, as their idyllic existence is shattered by social and political turmoil that will change the fabric of American culture forever. Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Beginners) makes his directorial debut and stars as Seymour “Swede” Levov, a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn, a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede’s life. When his beloved daughter, Merry, disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, Swede dedicates himself to finding her and reuniting his family. What he discovers shakes him to the core, forcing him to look beneath the surface and confront the chaos that is shaping the modern world around him: no American family will ever be the same.
The screening takes place on Monday, October 17th at 7:30pm at Landmark E Street. If you'd like to attend, simply go to the Lionsgate ticketing site here and download an Admit-Two pass. Please note that having passes does not guarantee entry and you'll need to arrive early to ensure receiving a seat.
Enjoy the show! American Pastoral opens October 21st.