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The Lobster

Presented by Nightlight Cinema at Nightlight Cinema, Akron OH

Jun 03 - 19 2016
The Lobster

A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods.

Winner of the Jury Prize at last year’s Cannes, the new film from Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, ALPS) is another journey into one of his singular universes governed by absurd laws that provoke bizarre behaviour by its inhabitants. David (Colin Farrell) has just been left by his wife, which means that — as with all those in this society who are without a partner — he must report to a secluded hotel and search for a new mate amongst the other residents. If the guests fail to find a partner within 45 days, they are promptly transformed into animals and sent out into the wild. (As he likes the sea, David registers to become a lobster in case of failure to hook up.) Though David at first tries to abide by the rules, he soon becomes appalled by the hotel’s rigidly enforced regime and escapes into the woods, where he finds shelter with a band of runaways and is drawn to a fellow outcast (Rachel Weisz). Making his first English-language feature and working with a star-filled

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General Admission $9 • Senior ($62+) $8 • Child (11-) $8 • Member $7 • College Student $7

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30 N High St, Akron, OH 44308

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