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A heart-wrenching drama by writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me), Margaret is the story of Lisa (Anna Paquin), a sophisticated Manhattan teenager on the cusp of adulthood whose world is shattered when she inadvertently causes the death of a woman hit by a bus and lies to protect the bus driver. Setting a course for redemption and justice, Lisa reaches out to Emily (Jeannie Berlin), the deceased’s caustic best friend, and finds herself plunged down the rabbit-hole of the New York City legal system. Meanwhile her world is spinning out of control at school, in love, and at home, where she comes into conflict with her single mother Joan (J. Smith-Cameron), an actress, who is on her own quest for love and self-fulfillment. Margaret is an honest and unflinching portrait of moral dilemmas, mourning, and loss of innocence on the streets of New York City.
STARRING Anna Paquin J.Smith-Cameron Jean Reno Jeannie Berlin Allison Janney Matthew Broderick Mark Ruffalo Matt Damon
July 10, 2012
The Irene Diamond Stage