Oslo, August 31st
Director: Joachim Trier Run Time: 94 min. Release Year: 2011 Language: Norwegian
Starring: Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava, Malin Crépin, Tone Beate Mostraum
This screening of Oslo, August 31st is in partnership with A New PATH. A group Narcan (Naloxone) training session, administered by A New PATH, will be held in the cinema before the presentation of the film.
The Digital Gym Cinema believes it is our responsibility to pair films depicting heavy substance use with community overdose prevention training sessions to better inform our team and guests. A New PATH works to reduce the stigma associated with addictive illness through education and compassionate support, and to advocate for therapeutic rather than punitive drug policies.
A New PATH will be providing free Narcan with a training before the presentation of the film in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day.
Synopsis: Anders (Anders Danielsen Lie) will soon complete his drug rehabilitation in the countryside. As part of the program, he is allowed to go into the city for a job interview. Taking advantage of the leave, he stays in the city, drifting around, meeting people he hasn’t seen in a long time. At the age of 34, Anders is smart, handsome and from a good family, but deeply haunted by all the opportunities he has wasted, and the people he has let down. For the remainder of the day and long into the night, the ghosts of past mistakes will wrestle with the chance of love, the possibility of a new life and the hope of a different future by the time morning arrives.
“Oslo, August 31st is quietly, profoundly, one of the most observant and sympathetic films I’ve seen.” – RogerEbert.com
“A coolly observed yet boundlessly compassionate day in the life of a recovering drug addict, “Oslo, August 31st” breaks your heart many times over.” – Boston Globe
“It’s a marvelously constructed personal journey, both wrenching and bittersweet, whose emotional ripple effects stay with you for days and weeks afterward.” – Salon.com
Thursday, August 31, 2023: 7:00
Ticket Prices: $10 Regular / $7 Members
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