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Q&A with actor Peter Sarsgaard, moderated by Sheila O'Malley

Silvia (Jessica Chastain) works at a public home in New York City for adults struggling with mental health conditions. She leads a simple and structured life: her daughter, her job, her AA meetings. She meets Saul (Peter Sarsgaard) in the worst circumstances, after he has creepily followed her home from their high school reunion party and she finds him dripping wet and freezing outside her door the next morning. Their surprise encounter will profoundly impact both of them as they open the door to the past.

"Memory invites debate, rather than imposing a specific interpretation. It’s also a film that lingers, shifting and expanding in significance, even as the details start to blur."
Peter Debruge, Variety
"Sarsgaard is particularly strong here, fully inhabiting Saul’s vulnerability and his dazed embarrassment when he’s suddenly out of his depth, but nonetheless summoning moments of strength and assertiveness."
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter


*SOLD OUT* Q&A with actor Peter Sarsgaard, moderated by Sheila O'Malley
Monday, Dec. 18 2023, 7:00
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  • Peter Sarsgaard recently received the prestigious Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival for his performance in Memory. He is known for his roles in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), Boys Don't Cry (1999), The Center of the World, Empire (2002), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Green Lantern (2011), Lovelace (2013), Kelly Reichardt's Night Moves (2013), Blue Jasmine (2013), Black Mass (2015), and The Magnificent Seven (2016). He played District Attorney Colson in The Batman (2022).

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