New Zealand, Feature Film, 2021, 94 min

Photo © Jen Raoult

Life. Don’t ever water it down.

Starring Charlotte Rampling, Marton Csokas and George Ferrier. Sam (17) has been on a self-destructive spiral. He returns home from boarding school to find his gin-soaked wheelchair-bound English grandmother, Ruth, has moved in. Ruth is an ex-war photographer with a lust for life and a love of the bottle. Their first meeting is awkward; their second violent. Things get worse when Sam finds himself stranded alone with her and her nurse Sarah for the school holidays. A battle of supremacy ensues with each of them discovering how to embrace life again.

Directed by Matthew J. Saville

Colorado Premiere

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Venues: The Boulder Theater; Grace Commons Church, 1820 15th Street; Boulder High; Cinemark Century Boulder, 1700 29th St.; eTown Hall; Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium