The Whale

Sunday, October 23

Location: Wellmont Theater

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Floor + Loge: $40 Regular / $35 for Members
Balcony: $30 Regular / $25 for Members
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Based on the acclaimed play by Samuel D. Hunter, Darren Aronofsky‘s THE WHALE is the story of Charlie (Brendan Fraser, in a career best performance), a reclusive English teacher living with severe obesity who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink) for one last chance at redemption. A heartbreaking portrait of love, loss, and second chances, THE WHALE is a profoundly beautiful story of a fractured family trying to find forgiveness in a sea of regret. Sure to be one of the most talked about performances of the year, we are proud to welcome Brendan Fraser and THE WHALE to this year’s festival.

Q&A with Brendan Fraser, Moderated by Stephen Colbert

Speech-to-text real-time captioning, provided by TotalCaption and Globetitles, will be available for download on your personal smart phone or tablet, which you can then use to read live transcriptions of this Q&A.

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  • Genre

    Fiction, Drama, LGBTQ, Based On A True Story

  • Runtime

    117 Min

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  • Director

    Darren Aronofsky

  • Producer

    Darren Aronofsky, Jeremy Dawson, Ari Handel

  • Cast

    Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Samanatha Morton

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Limited Mobility AccessAssistive Listening SystemsClosed Captioning