From acclaimed director Alexander Payne (Sideways, Election), The Holdovers follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them — a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) — and with the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da’Vine Joy Randolph).
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2023. 132 m. Alexander Payne. Focus Features. US. English. Rated R.
Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers)
"An engaging and often touching comic drama that builds power as it moves toward its immensely satisfying conclusion."
"Funny and rueful, The Holdovers seems beamed in from another time in cinema history, when wordy and thoughtful little movies like this were in healthier supply."
Q&A with director Alexander Payne, moderated by JBFC Board President Janet Maslin
Tuesday, Oct. 31 2023, 7:00
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Spend Halloween at the JBFC watching one of this fall's most anticipated new releases - The Holdovers. Followed by a Q&A with the acclaimed director Alexander Payne. 70s costumes are positively encouraged - with a free small popcorn for anyone wearing a vintage look.
- Alexander Payne grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. He studied History and Spanish Literature at Stanford before earning an MFA in Film at UCLA. Payne has made eight feature films, including Election, Sideways, The Descendants, About Schmidt and Nebraska. His movies have been nominated for a total of nineteen Oscars, including three times each for Best Picture and Best Director. He has won two Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay, and two of his films have won the Golden Globe for Best Picture. Five of his feature films were filmed at least partially in Nebraska, where he continues to live, dividing his time between there and Los Angeles.
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