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Men, Women & Children, Mon September 29
2014, 7:30

Sneak Preview from the director of Juno and Up in the Air

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Men, Women & Children shows at IFS on Mon September 29, 2014, 7:30

Men, Women & Children
Sneak Preview from the director of Juno and Up in the Air
Mon September 29
2014, 7:30

The latest feature from Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Labor Day) follows a group of teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. A sterling ensemble cast includes Judy Greer, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, J.K. Simmmons, and Emma Thompson.

The latest film from director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) is an insightful ensemble drama with an all-star cast. Its intricate plot charts the not-so-private lives of several characters whose interactions are driven by desire for connection, erotic liberation, and a sense of self-worth. A network narrative that incorporates modern technology as both storytelling device and subject of cultural critique, Men, Women & Children examines the myriad ways we communicate today — and what might get lost in transmission.

A couple in a marriage devoid of intimacy want to know what it feels like to love and be loved again. A teenage girl looks for encouragement to be a more effective anorexic. A teen boy has lost himself, to the point of numbness, down a rabbit hole of online pornography. Interweaving these and other poignant tales of contemporary life — all brought brilliantly to the screen by a cast that includes Adam Sandler, Dean Norris, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kaitlyn Dever, and Ansel Elgort — the film explores the communities in which we invest our deepest secrets.

Based on the novel by Chad Kultgen, Men, Women & Children is a sweeping group portrait in which each of us will recognize some aspect of ourselves. Reitman's ingenious realization uses animated graphics to illustrate the rapid-fire text messaging that often occurs simultaneously with in-person conversation, while Emma Thompson's knowing voice-over narration allows us to occasionally zoom out from all the messy intimacy and take a cosmic view.

The ubiquity of digital devices may yet be too fresh an innovation to fully comprehend, but for now, films like this remind us that the impulses activating all that gadgetry are at least as old as language itself.

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Established 1941 by James Sandoe.

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(Originally called The Experimental Cinema Group)
Established 1955 by Carla Selby, Gladney Oakley, Bruce Conner and Stan Brakhage.

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First offered degrees in filmmaking and critical studies in 1989 under the guidance of Virgil Grillo.

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