Brooklyn is the 2nd film of the 13th annual Omak Film Festival playing Sunday Feb 21 through Wednesday Feb 24 at the Mirage.
Showtimes: Sun Feb 21 – 3.45 & 6.45 *|* Mon Feb 22 through Wed Feb 24 – 7.00
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Director: John Crowley
Writers: Nick Hornby (screenplay), Colm Tóibín (novel) (as Colm Toibin)
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson
“Many American families cherish faded memories of the Old Neighborhood and the Old Country, places that help supply both a sense of identity and a story of progress — complementary answers to the question “Where do we come from?”
“Brooklyn,” a lovely film based on the even lovelier novel by Colm Toibin, feels like an answer to that question. Set in its titular borough and in a small Irish town in the early 1950s, it is both sharply observed and gently nostalgic.
“Brooklyn” is an old photograph without a frame, an implied flashback. Nothing in the film takes place in the present, but everything in it is carried on an invisible current of imaginative retrospection. Like its literary source, the movie, directed by John Crowley (“Boy A”) and written by Nick Hornby, feels like the result of a child or grandchild’s inquiry into the lives of a previous generation. How did Mom and Dad meet? What were they like? Why did they get married? Where did we come from? It’s quite a tale, and also a perfectly ordinary series of events, strung together by chance, choice and perhaps a touch of grace.”