Gearing up for Awards Season Onslaught, readers? I know I am; it’s the most wonderful time of the movie year! For your consideration, I have passes for The Light Between Oceans, a bittersweet story that has gold statues written all over it. Synopsis!
In the years following World War I, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a young veteran still numb from his years in combat, takes a job as lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a remote island off the coast of Western Australia. As the island’s sole inhabitant, he finds comfort in the monotony of the chores and the solitude of his surroundings. When he meets the daughter of the school’s headmaster, Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander), in the local town of Partageuse on the mainland, Tom is immediately captivated by her beauty, wit and passion, and they are soon married and living on the island. As their love flourishes, he begins to feel again, their happiness marred only by their inability to start a family, so when a rowboat with a dead man and infant girl mysteriously washes ashore, Isabel believes their prayers may have finally been answered. As a man of principle, Tom is torn between reporting the lost child and pleasing the woman he loves, and against his better judgment he agrees to let Isabel raise the child as their own, making a choice with devastating consequences. DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Light Between Oceans” opens in U.S. theaters on September 2, 2016.
The trailer looks amazing, and I’m already dying to see more of those performances. And that adorable Fassbender/Vikander romance started in 2014 while these two filmed this movie…so hello added cuteness! Who’s with me?
What: ADMIT TWO passes for the Baltimore area screening of The Light Between Oceans
When: Monday, August 29 – 7:00 PM
Where: AMC White Marsh
Why: Art! Joy! Tears!
How: Visit www.seeitfirst.net and enter the code: 856943.