Opening Night Gala: Indignation
Reception: 6.30pm (Blue Room)
Film: 7.30pm (NFT1)
A powerful and profound tale of youthful passion as the gifted son of a kosher butcher from Newark wins a scholarship to better himself at a prestigious university in Mid-West America. Based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth, the young Marcus – fiercely independent and intellectual – is a straight-A student until he is unexpectedly swept off his feet by blonde bombshell, Olivia Hutton. Oscar-nominated director James Schamus creates an extraordinary portrait of 1950s America where love and idealism are pitted against the unyielding ties and expectations of country, family and tradition.