Sunrise Presents 'The Kid With a Bike'
The Sunrise Theater presents the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, "The Kid With a Bike," a drama about a boy's search for the father who abandoned him, which leads him to meet a woman whose love he desperately needs.
This French film with English subtitles is written and directed by the famed Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, and stars Cecile de France, Thomas Doret, Jeremie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Egon Di Mateo and Olivier Gourmet.
It will be shown on Thursday, May 16, and Monday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, May 20, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. This movie is rated PG-13 and runs for an hour and 27 minutes.
"The Kid With a Bike" is described by famed critic Roger Ebert as "an indelible portrait of need," which delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (Thomas Doret). When his father (Jeremie Renier) abandons him, Cyril obsessively searches for his bicycle - placing his last bit of hope in this symbol of their relationship.
Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cecile de France), who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her - though she refuses to give up without a fight.
Critical reception for the film has been overwhelmingly positive.
Joe Morgenstern wrote in The Wall Street Journal that the film "... comes and goes in 87 minutes, but its beauty and intensity stay with you long afterward. ... Though I've admired the Dardenne brothers ever since seeing 'The Promise' 15 years ago, their gift for shattering simplicity still seems akin to magic."
The historical Sunrise Theater is located at 250 NW Broad St., in Southern Pines.
Tickets for the all shows are $7 for adults and are only available at the box office before each show. Refreshments, including beer and wine, are available.
For more information about this film or any events at the Sunrise, -contact the theater at (910) 692-3611 or www.sunrisetheater.com.
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