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American Pastoral (2016)


Title: American Pastoral
Rating: R
Directed by: Ewan McGregor
Written by: John Romano
Based on the novel by: Philip Roth
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Uzo Aduba and David Strathairn
Release Date: 10/28/2016
Running Time: 126 minutes

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American Pastoral follows an all American family across several decades, as their idyllic existence is shattered by social and political turmoil that will change the fabric of American culture forever. Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Beginners) makes his directorial debut and stars as Seymour “Swede” Levov, a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn, a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede’s life. When his beloved daughter, Merry, disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, Swede dedicates himself to finding her and reuniting his family. What he discovers shakes him to the core, forcing him to look beneath the surface and confront the chaos that is shaping the modern world around him: no American family will ever be the same.

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Indignation (2016)


Title: Indignation
Rating: R
Directed by: James Schamus
Written by: James Schamus
Based on the novel by: Philip Roth
Starring: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon and Tracy Letts
Release Date: 7/29/2016
Running Time: 110 minutes


In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

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