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Chauncey -Theater 3
Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 4:30 PM
Legendary 20th Century war poet Siegfried Sassoon's life-long quest for personal salvation through his experiences with family, war, his writing, and destructive relationships goes unresolved, never realizing it can only come from within.
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Admission Adult Matinee - $9.29
Admission Seniors (60+) - $8.41
Admission Children (12 and younger) - $8.41
Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $8.41

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"One of writer-director Terence Davies' finest creations."—Deborah Young, The Film Verdict

"So beautifully filmed, so restrained and tactful in its visual world, is nothing less than a perfected statement of a life unredeemed."—David Sexton, New Statesman

"Finds both sorrow and hilariously withering wit in the eventful life of a famed wartime poet, offering some of the sharpest, nimblest dialogue of writer-director Terence Davies’ estimable career."—A.A. Dowd, Empire Magazine

This biopic explores the turbulent life of First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon, played by Lowden and Capaldi during different stages of his life. 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.



Series Info
Series:New Release Films
Film Info
Rating:PG-13
Runtime:137 minutes
Director:Terence Davies
Year Released:2021
Production Country:UK
USA
Language:English