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Captain Fantastic (15)
USA, 2016, 118 mins, dir. Matt Ross
Viggo Mortensen leads a supposedly dysfunctional brood of six in a charming and eccentric study of parenthood and family values.
In the lush wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, Ben (Mortensen) lives with his six children in Thoreau-esque seclusion, giving them a rigorous physical and intellectual education of his own design, until a family crisis forces him to re-enter the world. Exposing his children to a new way of life presents challenges for them all, and Ben must reassess his idea of what it means to be a parent.
Reminiscent of Little Miss Sunshine, Captain Fantastic is garnering strong reviews from early festival screenings.
‘A funny film that will have you in tears’
‘Heartwarming and offbeat’
‘Viggo Mortensen is terrific’
Mon 17 Oct | 7.30pm | £6
Thu 20 Oct | 7.30pm | £6
Venue: Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix