JUST ADDED FOR NOVEMBER!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
7:10PM: Introduction, Auditorium 4
7:15PM: Introduction, Auditorium 5
7:30PM: PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL "PUSH" BY SAPPHIRE
Auditoriums 4 & 5
Discussion will follow screening in Auditorium 4
AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres
Winner, Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize, Best Actress and Audience Award
Winner, Toronto Film Festival, People's Choice Audience Award
Winner, Deauville Film Festival, Jury Prize
Winner, San Sebastian International Film Festival, Audience Award
Winner, Aspen Film Festival, Audience Award
Winner, Mill Valley Film Festival, Audience Award for U.S. Cinema
Winner, Milwaukee Film Festival, Selig Audience Award
Winner, Chicago International Film festival, Audience Award
Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry Present
A Lee Daniels Film
BASED ON THE NOVEL "PUSH" BY SAPPHIRE
Set in Harlem in 1987, PRECIOUS is the story of Clareece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a sixteen-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother (Mo'Nique), a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write.
Precious may sometimes be down, but she is never out. Beneath her impassive expression is a watchful, curious young woman with an inchoate but unshakable sense that other possibilities exist for her. Threatened with expulsion, Precious is offered the chance to transfer to an alternative school. Each One/Teach One. Precious doesn't know the meaning of "alternative," but her instincts tell her this is the chance she has been waiting for. In the literacy workshop taught by the patient yet firm Ms. Rain (Paula Patton), Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.
Released by Lionsgate, PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL "PUSH" BY SAPPHIRE opens commercially in San Diego on November 20th.
Rated R for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
Running Time: 109 Minutes