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SPECIAL RETURN SF ENGAGEMENT 2011’s critical cause celebre returns to San Francisco. A discursive examination of moral compasses, it’s the story of a verbally expressive Upper West Side teen named Lisa Cohen (memorably played by Anna Paquin) and her feelings of guilt over a bus accident she is involved in. Using Lisa as the film’s prime mover, director Kenneth Lonergan ('You Can Count on Me') develops a panoptic view of the situation, using a wide variety of characters to riff on post-9/11 sensibilities, anti-Semitism, the legal system, sexuality, opera, poetry, literature, and more. Chosen by many critics as one of their favorite films of the year but released in only a few cities, 'Margaret' was the focus of a widely signed petition asking the distributor to make the film available to critics groups for awards voting. The Film Society is delighted to welcome this remarkable work back to town. Watch trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POPLzI40Uiw&feature=player_embedded

Official Website: http://sffs.org/content.aspx?catid=928,942&pageid=2751&TitleId=fsc-margaret

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