5 Acadamy Award Nominations including: BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
“Foxcatcher just floors you. It’s one of the year’s best.” – Rolling Stone
Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is struggling in obscurity and poverty in Wisconsin when he is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to his lavish estate to form a team and to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Schultz seizes the opportunity, eager to step out of the shadow of his revered older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo), a prominent wrestling coach and Gold Medal winner himself.
With his vast financial resources and state-of-the-art training facility at Foxcatcher Farm, du Pont appoints himself head coach of the team, eager to win the respect of his peers and the approval of his condemning mother (Vanessa Redgrave).
The dynamic between Schultz and du Pont deepens as Mark embraces his benefactor as a father figure. But du Pont’s mercurial personality and psychological gameplay begins to weigh heavily on Mark’s shaky self-esteem, undermining his abilities on the mat. When du Pont’s favoritism shifts to brother Dave – who possesses the authority and confidence both he and Mark lack – the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.
Performance by Mitty and The Followers. The music starts at 7:00. Wine ,beer and food will be available for purchase.
The evening will include light refreshments and discussion and readings by several community figures. There will be a cash bar, as well as a book sale and signing after the readings. The topic of discussion will be The Middle Age Bogeyman: Taking Career Risks for Happiness
So What are the Guys Doing? by David Figura is a thought-provoking read and the type of book that will spark conversation as readers reflect on a wide range of subjects from marriage and career, to sex and religion. Figura offers us the male perspective on some of life’s toughest questions.
This glimpse into the lives of the women of the Seward family through their personal diaries and letters shows their insight into gender relations, politics, and social customs in the antebellum and Civil War periods. Reservations suggested as space is limited.
||Seward House Museum
33 South St.
Auburn, NY 13021
||Admission is $10 for members & general public
||Click here for more info »