New Cinema Now: A Monster Calls
A Benefit Event featuring a special advance screening of A Monster Calls, and supporting the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, and the Film Society’s Nextwave education and youth engagement initiative.
“J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls is a masterpiece.” – Cinema Blend
A powerful testament to the art and importance of storytelling, Spanish director J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls, produced by Bill Pohlad and River Road Entertainment, is a visually stunning and unabashedly emotional look at coping with death, at maturing in the face of tragedy, and of the importance of family bonds.
Private Reception for VIP Event Ticket holders with special guest and A Monster Calls Executive Producer Bill Pohlad
Special Advance Screening of A Monster Calls at the Film Society’s St. Anthony Main Theatre with Bill Pohlad in attendance.
Post-Screening Party at Vic’s Dining, including an open bar, food, and music.
Provides entry to the screening of A Monster Calls, and entry to the post-screening party (partially tax-deductible). Members: Make sure you’re logged in to your account in order to purchase at the Member price.
Provides entry to special private VIP pre-reception with Bill Pohlad, entry to the screening of A Monster Calls, and entry to the post-screening party (partially tax-deductible).
Provides entry to special private VIP pre-reception with Bill Pohlad, entry to the screening of A Monster Calls, and entry to the post-screening party (partially tax-deductible). The contribution level will also make you a founding member of our new Auteurs Circle of the Film Society. Auteurs Circle benefits include 2017 Festival Gold Passes (value $435pp), and eligibility to join a small group traveling to an international film festival of note.
All proceeds benefit the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, a 501(c)3 non-profit.
A Monster Calls
Director: J.A. Bayona | Narrative Feature | 2016 | Country: USA, Spain | Language: English | Drama, Fantasy, Coming-of-Age | 108 min
12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother (Felicity Jones) is ill. He has little in common with his imperious grandmother (Sigourney Weaver). His father (Toby Kebbell) has resettled thousands of miles away. But Conor finds a most unlikely ally when the Monster (portrayed by Liam Neeson) appears at his bedroom window one night. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.
Special thanks to Bill Pohlad, Nemer Fieger, and Focus Features
Principal Cast: Lewis MacDougall | Felicity Jones | Sigourney Weaver | Liam Neeson
Producer: Belén Atienza | Bill Pohlad
Cinematographer: Oscar Faura
Screenwriter: Patrick Ness | Siobhan Dowd
Editor: Jaume Martí | Bernat Vilaplana
Composer: Fernando Velázquez
Distributor: Focus Features