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Now showing at Bridport Arts Centre 9-9A,South Street,Bridport,Dorset DT6 3NR 01308 424204

  • The Good Lie

The Good Lie 3 stars

movie title

Sudanese refugees Abital, Jeremiah, Paul and Mamere are offered shelter in America as part of an ongoing resettlement effort. They pass through customs in New York, where they are forced to separate. Abital is sent to Boston while the three young men share an apartment in Kansas City. The plan to support the refugees in their bewildering new home unravels and an employment counsellor named Carrie steps in to help Jeremiah, Paul and Mamere to acclimatise to their new surroundings.

  • GenreDrama
  • CastArnold Oceng, Emmanuel Jal, Reese Witherspoon, Ger Duany, Corey Stoll.
  • DirectorPhilippe Falardeau.
  • WriterMargaret Nagle.
  • CountryKen/India/
  • Duration110 mins
  • Official sitewww.thegoodliemovie.com
  • Release24/04/2015 (selected cinemas)

Based on the experiences of real Sudanese refugees, The Good Lie is a thought-provoking drama set the year before the September 11 attacks, about the plight of three young men who are offered shelter in America as part of an ongoing resettlement effort. Abital (Kuoth Wiel), Jeremiah (Ger Duany), Paul (Emmanuel Jal) and Mamere (Arnold Oceng) arrive in America and pass through customs in New York, where they are forced to separate. Abital is sent to Boston while the three young men share an apartment in Kansas City. The plan to support the refugees in their bewildering new home unravels and an employment counsellor named Carrie (Reese Witherspoon) steps in to take charge, aided by her caring boss Jack (Corey Stoll). Together, they help Jeremiah, Paul and Mamere to acclimatise and escape the temptations of crime and drug abuse.

Showtimes (Click time to book tickets)

Thursday 3rd September 2015