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"‎The real challenge is now—getting people into the cinema. It's important that alongside the blockbusters there are stories that can inspire. We don’t have a huge machine on this film, so I hope that people talk and tell their friends."
—Director Justin Chadwick
Releasing February 17
Chicago, IL Beverly Arts Center (One day only)
Now Playing in Select Theaters
Australia/New Zealand Rialto Distribution
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