Alternately funny and painful, Life Is Sweet centers on a family with twin daughters: one who is well-adjusted and upbeat; the other who uses sarcasm and social critique to mask terrible secrets. Joining Alison Steadman, who shines as the twins’ mother, are several regulars who went on to grow up on Mike Leigh’s screen: David Thewlis, Jim Broadbent, and Timothy Spall. The film won three National Society of Film Critics awards, including Best Film. 1991, 35mm, 103 minutes.
Life Is Sweet
Free. Tickets available at 6:30 on October 9th.