Oscar Best Picture Nominee, LADY BIRD Opens At RST, 2/1

Oscar Best Picture Nominee, LADY BIRD Opens At RST, 2/1

The critically acclaimed independent film, Lady Bird opens this Thursday, February 1st at The Park Theatre's River Street Theatre in Jaffrey. The film has received 5 Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director.

Lady Bird's Greta Gerwig, reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

Lady Bird's other Oscar nominations include Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf) and Best Original Screenplay (Greta Gerwig). The film has won over 75 film awards and received 146 nominations. It stands in the rare position of scoring a near perfect 99% Fresh on the website Rotten Tomatoes (220 positives out of 221 film critic reviews).

Showtimes are Thursday/Friday/Saturday, February 1-3, all at 7pm. Matinee presentations will play at 2pm on Saturday/Sunday, February 3 & 4.

Tickets for Lady Bird (Rated R) are $8.00. Seniors, military, students, teachers are $7.00. More program and schedule information, as well as ticket purchases, can be found at riverst.org or by calling the RST Box Office (603) 532-8888. The after-hours box office can be reached by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.

The River Street Theatre is located in downtown Jaffrey, New Hampshire at 6 River Street. The River Street Theatre is sponsored by Grove Street Fiduciary, Coca-Cola, the Board of Trustees of the Park Theatre, Janet S. Grant, Betty Locke, Owen Houghton and the James F. & Fernande Kelly Charitable Trust.

The Park Theatre first opened in Jaffrey in 1922 and was the center of community life as a movie and vaudeville house for 54 years until it closed in 1976. Purchased by The Park Theatre, Inc. in 2006, it will be rebuilt as a state-of-the-art film and performing arts center, featuring two auditoriums seating 485, presenting movies, live theatre, including children's productions, concerts, and lectures as well as offering a place for business and community gatherings for the Monadnock Region and its 100,000 residents, school districts and dynamic artistic community. The new Park Theatre is scheduled to open in 2018.

The Park Theatre currently operates the River Street Theatre (RST), a small live entertainment and cinema venue, located adjacent to the construction site as an interim theatre until the new Park Theatre opens. Opened in January of 2017, the RST holds the title of "smallest theatre in New England."

The Park Theatre, Inc.6 River Street - Executive Office and Visitor Center & River Street Theatre19 Main Street - Site of the future performing arts centerP.O. Box 278Jaffrey, NH 03452www.theparktheatre.org.

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