The Nightingale

September 18 - September 25

THE NIGHTINGALE is a meditation on the consequences of violence and the price of seeking vengeance. Set during the colonization of Australia in 1825, the film follows Clare (AISLING FRANCIOSI), a 21-year-old Irish convict. Having served her 7-year sentence, she is desperate to be free of her abusive master, Lieutenant Hawkins (SAM CLAFLIN) who refuses to release her from his charge. Clare's husband Aidan (MICHAEL SHEASBY) retaliates and she becomes the victim of a harrowing crime at the hands of the lieutenant and his cronies. When British authorities fail to deliver justice, Clare decides to pursue Hawkins, who leaves his post suddenly to secure a captaincy up north. Unable to find compatriots for her journey, she is forced to enlist the help of a young Aboriginal tracker Billy (BAYKALI GANAMBARR) who grudgingly takes her through the rugged wilderness to track down Hawkins. The terrain and the prevailing hostilities are frightening, as fighting between the original inhabitants of the land and its colonizers plays out in what is now known as "The Black War." Clare and Billy are hostile towards each other from the outset, both suffering their own traumas and mutual distrust, but as their journey leads them deeper into the wilderness, they must learn to find empathy for one another, while weighing the true cost of revenge.

MPAA Rating: R (for strong violent and disturbing content including rape, language throughout, and brief sexuality)

Runtime: 2h 17m

Genre: Drama

Wednesday, September 18 @ 6 PM*

Thursday, September 19 no film

Friday, September 20 @ 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 21 @ 2 PM

Saturday, September 21 @ 7:30 PM

Sunday, September 22 @ 2 PM

Sunday, September 22 @ 7:30 PM

Monday, September 23 @ 6 PM*

Tuesday, September 24 @ 6 PM*

Wednesday, September 25 @ 6 PM*

*Special Concessions $2 Hot Dogs/$2 House Beer or Wine

Tickets:

$8 adults

$6 Senior/Students

$5 Children

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  121 South Florida Ave. Lakeland, FL 33801

Tel 863-682-7553

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