THREE BILLBOARDS at O Cinema Miami Beach

Thu 14 Dec, 2017

A frustrated and grieving mother (Frances McDormand) antagonizes her local police force (including Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell) to call attention to the lack of progress in the search for her daughter’s killer, in the latest from dark-humour master Martin McDonagh.

Strong, brave, fed up with bullshit, and desperate for justice, Mildred Hayes might be 2017’s Woman of the Year. After months have passed without an arrest in her daughter’s murder, Mildred (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, postering three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell) — an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence — gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement escalates.

On its surface, THREE BILLBOARDS is a film about grief, forgiveness, anger, and resilience. Yet McDonagh layers in myriad observational moments about racism, war, sexism, and a deeply divided society, all captured in this fictional Missouri town. Ever present is a low-simmering tension that occasionally bursts into violence but always in the service of releasing emotion that a character is unable to articulate.

 

Thu, Dec 13 4:00 PM
Thu, Dec 14 4:00 PM

 

O Cinema Miami Beach
500 71st St,
Miami Beach, FL 33141
786.207.1919
www.o-cinema.org

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