2019-20 Northrop Film Series
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public
Good-hearted priest Father James faces troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although Father James continues to comfort his fragile daughter and help members of his church with their various problems, he feels a foreboding sinister force closing in and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary. This dark comedy stars Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly, and Chris O’Dowd, and was written and directed by John Michael McDonagh. Similar to the story of Irish choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Swan Lake/Loch na hEala, Calvary’s plot explores consequences of church abuse.
MPAA Rated: R
1 hour, 42 minutes
In conjunction with Teaċ Daṁsa’s Swan Lake/Loch na hEala
Copresented with Walker Art Center