THE BIFF’S REEL FRIENDS FILM SOCIETY
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
MOUNTAINSIDE TREATMENT CENTER & BERKSHIRE HUMANE PURRADISE
A SPECIAL SCREENING EVENT
February 8th (Pittsfield) & February 9th (Great Barrington) Pre-screening reception at Rubi’s (Feb 9th only) Post-screening discussion with
the film’s director Roger Spottiswoode, screenwriter Maria Nation, and
Mountainside Treatment Center’s Jessica Dunn
Based on the international best seller, A STREET CAT NAMED BOB tells the true story of James Bowen, a young British street singer struggling with addiction, and his remarkable road to recovery thanks to the unexpected arrival of a stray ginger tom cat. When the cat won’t leave James’ side he names him Bob and the heartwarming partnership becomes the key to James’ recovery.
A STREET CAT NAMED BOB stars, Luke Treadaway, Joanne Froggatt, Ruta Gedmintas and Anthony Head with original songs by Charlie Fink.
“A STREET CAT NAMED BOB is an incredible feel-good movie that, despite its darks subject matter, makes your heart swell. It’s a story of survival and the strength of friendship. This is a tale that highlights the healing powers of feline friends. It will lift your spirit and heal your soul.”
…The Hollywood News
Prior to the screening will be a reception at Rubi’s (Thursday only, limited tickets).
After the screening, join us for a discussion and Q & A with the film’s director, Roger Spottiswoode (Turner & Hooch, And The Band Played On,Tomorrow Never Dies, Shake Hands with the Devil, etc), the film’s screenwriter (and BIFF Advisory Board member) Maria Nation, and Jessica Dunn who will discuss Mountainside Treatment Center’s work, philosophy and success in addiction treatment.
The Berkshire Humane Society’s Purradise will be bringing some special (feline) guests to the Triplex who will be available for adoption. If you bring a donation for Purradise (cat food, blankets, cash, toys, etc) the Triplex will give you a complimentary kiddie popcorn.
Director Roger Spottiswoode and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the London Royal Premier of A STREET CAT NAMED BOB.
AT A GLANCE:
WHAT: BIFF Special Screenings of A STREET CAT NAMED BOB
MORE: Pre-screening reception at Rubi’s (Thursday only; limited space)
EVEN MORE: Post- screening Q & A with director Roger Spottiswoode, screenwriter Maria Nation, and Jessica Dunn, Mountainside Treatment Center’s Alumni Relations Manager
WHEN: 7PM – Wed., February 8 at the Beacon Cinema, Pittsfield 7PM – Thurs., February 9 at the Triplex Cinema, Gt. Barrington 6PM – Limited Pre-screening reception held
at Rubi’s on Thursday ONLYPRICE: $10, screening and Q&A $20, reception, screening and Q&ATickets can ONLY be purchased at the respective theaters and will go on sale January 30th.
The BIFF REEL FRIENDS SOCIETY send deep thanks to
our co-sponsors for this event:
THIS SPECIAL EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE BIFF REEL FRIENDS FILM SOCIETY
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