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Shine (1996)
May 2017: Critic's Choice

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

Directed by Scott Hicks
Geoffrey Rush, Noah Taylor

Early in the film, a disheveled man wanders into a restaurant, sits at the piano, and astonishes everyone with a flood of melody. This biopic of David Helfgott, a pianist who struggled with mental illness, shines with performances by Geoffrey Rush as the adult Helfgott and Armin Mueller-Stahl as his tyrannical father. Told largely in flashbacks, the film depicts Helfgott’s rise as a musical prodigy, his mental breakdown, and his resurgence after years in a mental institution.

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