“An intimate rendering of [Brian] Wilson’s mercurial genius.” —Toronto International Film Festival
The Walker is pleased to collaborate with the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) to honor filmmaker Bill Pohlad. Known for producing award-winning films—Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, and Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain, Pohlad has moved to directing with Love & Mercy. The celebration includes two public screenings of Love & Mercy, one at the Walker on April 24, and the other on the festival’s closing night, April 25. Pohlad will be present for both events.
Filled with memorable music, Love & Mercy offers a look into the life of acclaimed Beach Boys member Brian Wilson (younger and older self played by Paul Dano and John Cusack, respectively) during his days of stardom in the 1960s and amid his fight with mental illness some 20 years later. More than a standard biography, the film captures Wilson’s immensely strong and likable spirit as it brings a long sought-after narrative vibrantly to life. 2014, DCP, 120 minutes.
A reception with the director follows.
Walker Advance Ticket Sales
Tickets to the April 24 event are available in advance to Walker members on the following dates:
- Walker Film Club members: March 3
- Walker members: March 10
- General public: March 24
Closing Night at Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 pm
St. Anthony Main Theatre, Minneapolis
For details and to purchase tickets to the MSPIFF screening, visit www.mspfilm.org. Festival tickets go on sale to members of the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul on March 10; to the general public on March 24.
Join the Walker Film Club
For true cinephiles, the Walker Film Club offers greater access to the Walker’s highly acclaimed film program with special events throughout the year, plus all the benefits of Walker membership. Membership to the Walker Film Club begins at the Contemporaries level ($175). For more information on joining, contact 612.375.7641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.