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Join Stylist for a special preview of The Glass Castle, the dysfunctional family saga powered by a dazzling turn from Oscar-winner Brie Larson.

Named Best Actress at last year’s Academy Awards, and cast as the lead in upcoming superhero blockbuster Captain Marvel, things are looking pretty rosy for Brie Larson right now. That rich vein of form shows no sign of drying up, thanks to another mesmerising performance in family drama The Glass Castle. An adaptation of writer Jeannette Walls’ bestselling 2005 memoir of the same name, the film tells the story of Walls’ early life with her dysfunctional family and her subsequent years as a gossip columnist for New York magazine. Larson stars as the adult Jeannette, an emotionally brittle but successful woman still processing a childhood marked by poverty, uncertainty and highly questionable parenting.

Directed by Larson’s Short Term 12 collaborator Destin Daniel Cretton, The Glass Castle features another striking turn from Woody Harrelson as Jeannette’s eccentric alcoholic father. Cranking his big-screen charisma up to eleven,The Hunger Games star is  a force of nature here, stealing scenes left, right and centre as the booze-sodden dreamer dad who fuels his daughter’s drive to forge her own way in the world, without ever letting her fully escape the pull of her past. Naomi Watts adds star-wattage as Walls’ troubled mother Rose Mary, while 12-year-old newcomer Ella Anderson is a revelation as the young Jeannette. With the traditional summer blockbusters done and dusted for another year, we’re well and truly in prestige season when the Oscar hopefuls start coming thick and fast. Will Larson be a contender at the Academy Awards next March? Catch one of our screenings on 1 October and decide for yourself.


Book tickets for The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle hits UK screens on October 6, but you can catch the film first at our preview screenings on Sunday October 1. See it for free at the following Picturehouse venues: National Media Museum, Bradford; Komedia, Brighton; Ritzy, Brixton; Cambridge; Clapham; Crouch End; East Dulwich; Exeter; Greenwich; Hackney; Henley; FACT, Liverpool; Harbour Lights, Southampton; York; Picturehouse Central, London West End.

Doors open at 10.30am for a 11.00am start. Get your tickets now by clicking here and enter the code 867629

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