SPECIAL PRESENTATION WITH GUESTS TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET, AMY RYAN AND FELIX VAN GROENINGEN
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Culling from the bestselling memoirs of both father and son David and Nic Sheff, Oscar®-nominated director Felix van Groeningen’s (The Broken Circle Breakdown) English-language debut is a kaleidoscopic and moving portrait of an American family coping with addiction. Frequent Rolling Stone contributor David (Steve Carell) sees his teenage son Nic’s (an unforgettable Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name, MVFF 2017) marijuana use as harmless experimentation until he begins to spiral out of control on heroin and crystal meth. What follows is an alternately inspiring and unflinching look at a family as it begins the long cycle of rehab and relapse, hope and dread. Filmed in San Francisco and Marin County, Beautiful Boy features a diverse soundtrack which includes John Lennon, Nirvana, and Sigur Rós, and outstanding supporting performances from Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan as Nic’s maternal figures.