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THE CHILDREN ACT
Fiona May is a High Court judge in London, specializing in family law. The case of a 17-year-old Jehovah's Witness affects her and her ailing marriage more than she could have imagined. In accordance with his religious beliefs, the teenage leukemia patient refuses a blood transfusion that could save his life. Is his young life more valuable than his religious devotion? Based on the novel by best-selling author Ian McEwan.
The screening on June 29. will be shown during the CineMerit Gala.
Meet the director
Richard Eyre was born in Barnstaple, Devon, England, in 1943. He can look back on a long career as a multiple award-winning theatre director. From 1988 to 1997, he was the Artistic Director of the famed Royal Theatre in London. Since the late 1970s, however, he has also directed and wrote for television and the movies. Many of his films are based on novels, short stories, or stage plays. His best-known films include PAST CARING (1985), TUMBLEDOWN (1989), IRIS (2001), NOTES ON A SCANDAL (2006), STAGE BEAUTY (2004), and THE HOLLOW CROWN (2014).