Monday, May 25th, in our final screening for the season, you’ll see how for some teens, coming of age just doesn’t add up!
In this touching, yet tough movie we see young Nathan trying to learn to navigate the difficult path of growing up. Not an unusual topic for a movie, but there’s an additional twist and turn added to A Brilliant Young Mind. Although he suffers as many teenagers do with feeling the angst of the outsider, Nathan (played with great sensitivity and attention to detail by Asa Butterfield) finds comfort not in rock music, rebellion or illicit drugs, but in the world of numbers. With the assistance of his (largely ignored) mother and a teacher who is almost as much an outsider, Nathan integrates into his own kind of society and discovers some equations and combinations that aren’t as clear-cut as his usual mathematics.
Director Morgan Matthews avoids the pitfalls of turning this into a syrupy-sweet film through humour and a firm hand that doesn’t sentimentalize. Although its occasionally difficult to like this self-absorbed and emotionally isolated youngster, Nathan’s story is both compelling and entertaining, and helps us to see life through his complex eyes.
A BIG THANKS to this movie’s sponsor:
|September 8, 2014||Magic in the MoonlightMagic in the Moonlight||Rotary Club of Bracebridge|
|September 22, 2014||Belle||Muskoka Concert Association|
|October 6, 2014||Calvary||SABR|
|October 27, 2014||Tracks||Seltzer Design Partnership|
|November 10, 2014||Ida||Hutchinson Environmental Sciences|
|November 24, 2014||Finding Vivian Maier||Muskoka Natural Food Store|
|December 8, 2014||Love is Strange||Roy DeHaan Carpentry|
|January 12, 2015||The Trip to Italy||Dr. Stuart Robson, Dentist|
|January 19, 2015||Presentations of Muskoka||Bracebridge Lions Club|
|January 26, 2015||My Old Lady||Catherine Nasmith, Architect|
|February 9, 2015||Force Majeure||Shamrock Lodge|
|February 23, 2015||Elsa & Fred||Kawartha Credit Union|
|March 9, 2015||Pride||Bookkeeping"+", Income Tax Service|
|March 23, 2015||Rosewater||RYO FilmsGareth Seltzer|
|April 13, 2015||Monsoon||Karen Acton, Royal LePage|
|April 27, 2015||Trick or Treaty?||Actors' Colony Theatre|
|May 11, 2015||Boychoir||Brackenrig Nursery Muskoka|
|May 25, 2015||A Brilliant Young Mind||Norwood Theatre|