Part of our Film 100
The American Film Institute Essentials
The year is 1947. Aspiring southern author Stingo (Peter MacNichol) heads to New York to seek his fortune. Moving into a dingy Brooklyn boarding house, Stingo strikes up a friendship with research chemist Nathan Landau (Kevin Kline) and Nathan's girlfriend, Polish refugee Sophie Zawistowska (Oscar-winner Meryl Streep).
There is something unsettling about the relationship; Nathan is subject to violent mood swings, while Sophie seems to be harboring a horrible secret. Stingo soon learns that both Nathan and Sophie are strangers to truth; the audience is likewise led down several garden paths by a series of sepia-toned flashbacks, depicting Sophie's ordeal in a wartime concentration camp.
The scene in which we discover the facts behind Sophie's "choice" is a gut-wrenching one.
Based on the William Styron best-selling novel of the same name, the film was nominated for five Academy® Awards, winning for best actress.
|Rated R||Running Time|
|Sophie's Choice||Mon, Jan 7, 2013 1:30pm|
|Sophie's Choice||Mon, Jan 7, 2013 4:30pm|
|Sophie's Choice||Mon, Jan 7, 2013 7:30pm|
|Clouds of Sils Maria||July 7 to 9|
|Frozen||Sunday, July 12|
|Toy Story||Sunday, July 19|
|Brave||Sunday, July 26|
|Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast||Sunday, August 2|
|Paddington||Sunday, August 9|
|Box Trolls||Sunday, August 16|
|Big Hero 6||Sunday, August 23|
|The Three Tenors||Saturday, September 12|