Captain Fantastic

  • Screening Dates: 17th August 2017, 6 pm  //  24th August 2017, 8 pm
  • Starring: Viggo Mortenson
  • Directed by: Matt Ross
  • Running time: 120 mins
  • Rating: M - offensive language, sexual references, suicide
  • Language: English
Synopsis:
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

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DRAMA​ ​​ ​|​ ​​ ​COMEDY:​
​​In​ ​a​ ​remote Washington​ ​state​ ​forest, anarcho-survivalist​ ​solo​ ​dad​ ​Ben [Viggo​ ​Mortensen]​ ​is raising​ ​his​ ​six children​ ​to​ ​be​ ​super-fit​ ​in​ ​body​ ​and mind.​ ​These​ ​mini​ ​philosopher​ ​kings 
are​ ​equally​ ​confident​ ​stalking​ ​a deer,​ ​skinning​ ​it,​ ​critiquing​ ​​Lolita 
and​ ​​The​ ​Brothers​ ​Karamazov​,​ ​or improvising​ ​a​ ​musical​ ​jamboree 
around​ ​the​ ​campfire.​ ​This​ ​idyll​ ​of​ ​off-the-grid​ ​existence​ ​is​ ​challenged​ ​when 
their​ ​mother​ ​dies​ ​in​ ​a​ ​New​ ​Mexico​ ​hospital​ ​and​ ​the​ ​family​ ​set​ ​off​ ​to​ ​rescue 
her​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Christian​ ​funeral​ ​planned​ ​by​ ​her​ ​conservative​ ​parents.​ ​The​ ​kids 
are​ ​confronted​ ​for​ ​the​ ​first​ ​time​ ​with​ ​‘normal’​ ​American​ ​life​ ​and​ ​seeing 
their​ ​Dad​ ​subjected​ ​to​ ​the​ ​onslaught​ ​of​ ​criticism​ ​and​ ​is​ ​obliged​ ​to​ ​defend​ ​his 
rigorous​ ​regime.   
 
Captain​ ​Fantastic​ ​is​ ​…​ ​heartfelt,​ ​comedic,​ ​gorgeous​ ​and​ ​just​ ​the​ ​right 
amount​ ​of​ ​sad”​​ ​​—​ ​Brian​ ​Moylan,​ ​The​ ​Guardian 
 
Viggo​ ​Mortensen…​ ​in​ ​a​ ​role​ ​that​ ​feels​ ​designed​ ​by​ ​the​ ​movie​ ​gods” 
-​ ​Dan​ ​Mecca,​ ​The​ ​Film​ ​Stage