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"Diane," the remarkable new film from writer and director Kent Jones is in part a meditation on dying that feels wondrously alive" says NYTimes film reviewer Jeannette Catsoulis.
For Diane (Mary Kay Place, “Big Love,” I’ll See You in My Dreams), a widow living in rural Massachusetts, everyone else comes first. Generous but with little patience for self-pity, she spends her days checking in on sick friends, volunteering at her local soup kitchen, and trying valiantly but obsessively to save her troubled, drug-addicted adult son (Jake Lacy, Carol) from himself. But beneath her relentless routine of self-sacrifice, Diane is fighting a desperate internal battle, haunted by regrets for a past she can’t forget and which threatens to tear her increasingly chaotic world apart. Built around an extraordinary, fearless performance from Mary Kay Place, the narrative debut from writer/director Kent Jones (Hitchcock/Truffaut) is a tender, profound, beautifully human portrait of a woman rifling through the wreckage of her life in search of redemption.
Runtime: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Cast: Jake Lacy, Andrea Martin, Mary Kay Place, Estelle Parsons, Deirdre O'Connell, Joyce Van Patten, Phyllis Somerville, Glynnis O’Connor, Paul McIsaac
Director: Kent Jones
Senior Ticket: $9.50
Accessibility: The West End Cinema is fully accessible.
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