Benediction

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Showings

Pickford Film Center Fri, Jun 17 3:00 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Fri, Jun 17 5:30 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Fri, Jun 17 8:30 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Sat, Jun 18 12:00 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Sat, Jun 18 6:00 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Sat, Jun 18 8:00 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Sun, Jun 19 12:15 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
This screening is Open Captioned! Directed by: Terence Davies Benediction explores the turbulent life of First World War poet, Siegfried Sassoon, through the eyes of the revered filmmaker Terence Davies. Sassoon was a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War and was decorated for his bravery but who became a vocal critic of the government's continuation of the war when he returned from service. His poetry was inspired by his experiences on the Western Front and he became one of the leading war poets of the era. Adored by members of the aristocracy as well as stars of London's literary and stage world, he embarked on affairs with several men as he attempted to come to terms with his homosexuality. At the same time, broken by the horror of war, he made his life's journey a quest for salvation, trying to find it within the conformity of marriage and religion. OCAP show 6/19 @ 12:15 PM No food showing 6/21 @ 3:00 PM
Pickford Film Center Sun, Jun 19 5:30 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Sun, Jun 19 8:30 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Mon, Jun 20 3:00 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Mon, Jun 20 5:30 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Mon, Jun 20 8:30 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Tue, Jun 21 3:00 PM
MASKS CANNOT BE REMOVED DURING THIS SCREENING!
This Screening is REFRESHMENT FREE. MASKS ARE REQUIRED.
No Concessions will be sold, and EVERYONE keeps their masks on the whole time while in the theatre. Directed by: Terence Davies Benediction explores the turbulent life of First World War poet, Siegfried Sassoon, through the eyes of the revered filmmaker Terence Davies. OCAP show 6/19 @ 12:15 PM No food showing 6/21 @ 3:00 PM
Pickford Film Center Tue, Jun 21 5:30 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Tue, Jun 21 8:30 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Wed, Jun 22 3:15 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Wed, Jun 22 8:30 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Thu, Jun 23 3:00 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Thu, Jun 23 8:25 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and bathrooms and encouraged in the theaters.
Film Info
Rating:PG-13
Reason for rating:Disturbing war images, some sexual material and thematic elements
Official Site:https://www.benedictionmovie.com/
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHPcubS9XbM&feature=youtu.be
Country of Origin:UK
Language:English
Genre:Drama
Programs:Accessible
Captions:CCAP, with OCAP screening 6/19 @ 12:15 PM

Description

Directed by: Terence Davies

Benediction explores the turbulent life of First World War poet, Siegfried Sassoon, through the eyes of the revered filmmaker Terence Davies. Sassoon was a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War and was decorated for his bravery but who became a vocal critic of the government's continuation of the war when he returned from service. His poetry was inspired by his experiences on the Western Front and he became one of the leading war poets of the era. Adored by members of the aristocracy as well as stars of London's literary and stage world, he embarked on affairs with several men as he attempted to come to terms with his homosexuality. At the same time, broken by the horror of war, he made his life's journey a quest for salvation, trying to find it within the conformity of marriage and religion. His story is one of a troubled man in a fractured world searching for peace and self-acceptance, something which speaks as meaningfully to the modern world as it did then.