On his fifth birthday, Jack wakes up and begins his morning ritual of greeting the various objects and fixtures in the squalid shed he and his mother inhabit. At first it seems that the two live in poverty, until it becomes clear that they are captives in a hidden building whose door combination is known only to their captor. The uneasy feeling that follows this realization remains throughout the film. Ma is gentle with Jack, but she has carefully schooled him to believe the outside world is wicked, perhaps to save him from the same longing she continues to suffer many years after her capture. Room cannily poses questions about parental responsibility, freedom, and the ambiguity of survival.
A Q&A with actor Brie Larson, actor Jacob Tremblay, producer Ed Guiney, and director Lenny Abrahamson follows the screening, moderated by Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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Room. 2015. Ireland/Canada. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Photo credit: Courtesy of A24 Films. 118 min.
$15 General Admission
$10 Hammer Members with valid discount code
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This film program is organized by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Sean Egan, Producer, Film Exhibitions and Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The Hammer Museum’s presentation is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
Media sponsorship is provided by The Hollywood Reporter.