"Jasper Jones" Film ScreeningVIEW EVENT DETAILS
In collaboration with the Australian Consulate-General in Houston
Adapted from Craig Silvey's bestselling Australian novel and featuring a stellar cast, including Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie, and Aaron McGrath, Jasper Jones is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14 living in a small town in Western Australia.
In the dead of night during the scorching summer of 1969, Charlie is startled when he is woken by local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones outside his window. Jasper leads him deep into the forest and shows him something that will change his life forever, setting them both on a dangerous journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community. In an isolated town where secrecy, gossip, and tragedy overwhelm the landscape, Charlie faces family breakdown, finds his first love, and discovers what it means be truly courageous.
This film is often compared to To Kill a Mockingbird for its portrayal of race relations and Stand by Me for its coming-of-age tale in a rural community. Classified as M (mature themes and coarse language) according to the Australian film rating system.
5:45 PM | Reception
6:30 PM | Film Screening (Runtime 1 hour, 45 minutes)
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