December 2nd, BUFS is pleased to present Grandma staring Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden and directed by Paul Weitz.
Grandma is a comedy about a troubled young teenager, Sage (Julia Garner), who finds out she’s pregnant by her stoner boyfriend. Sage turns to her sassy grandmother, Elle (Lily Tomlin), for help to cover the cost of the abortion. A widowed lesbian with a lot of skeletons in her closet, Elle embarks on a hilarious journey with her granddaughter to figure out a way to collect the $600 dollars needed for the abortion.
When Grandma isn’t aiming for laughs, it’s subtly drawing the audience’s attention towards feminist politics with various feminist references scattered throughout the film. Grandma is an outstanding example of feminism done right, lightly exposing its great qualities but careful not to appear in a preaching manner. Combine this with an electric cast of two women from different generations teaching each other valuable lessons about life and you have found an outstanding film that is packed full of entertainment.
Grandma screens Wednesday December 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Landmark Theatres, Pen Centre. Visit brocku.ca/bufs for details.