The Children Act, the fifth installment in the Reel Event movie series hits the silver screen tonight.
Possibly a psychological thriller, possibly a social commentary, The Children Act is undoubtedly of a performance that will not let you worry which.
The principal cast of Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead take The Children Act into a believable intellectual arena without sidestepping the emotional conflagration the film’s topic necessitates.
Fiona Maye (Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack (Tucci) is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Whitehead), a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.
Reel Event screens tonight at Prairie City Cinema at 7:30 p.m. Use your season pass or buy a ticket at Prairie City Cinema for $10.
The movie is 1 hour 45 minutes and sponsored by Christianson Law Corporation.
See the trailer here: