The Glass Castle

Show Times:

Fri 9/22 thru Thur 9/28, 5:00pm & 7:30pm

Biography, Drama
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 127 minutes

The Glass Castle is that rare thing, a screen adaptation that does justice to the book it’s based on, Jeannette Walls’ horrific account of her childhood that lived on the New York Times bestseller list for 261 days. Woody Harrelson plays Walls’ alcoholic, anti-everything father, Naomi Watts her batty mother so pre-occupied with her painting that she lets her children starve. (At one point, young Jeannette sets herself on fire while cooking on the stove.) Brie Larson plays Walls as an adult.—Peter Biskind

“Clocks in at two hours and seven minutes but it’s so intense that I was hardly aware of the time.”—Rex Reed, N.Y. Observer

A “tough and touching film, honest and heartfelt…The heart of the reason Glass Castle succeeds as well as it does, however, is Woody Harrelson’s splendid starring performance…”—Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times