[image-1]Charleston resident David Gordon Green is a man of many talents. He’s the creator of HBO’s Vice Principals and director of stoner flick Pineapple Express, among other like-minded creations. He is also the director of the new film, Stronger, a biographical drama about Jeff Bauman, a man who lost both of his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon terrorist attack. The film, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, screens at the Terrace this Thurs. Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A with Green.
Stronger is based on the memoir of the same name by Bauman, and originally screened earlier this month at the Toronto Film Festival. In a Variety review of the film, Andrew Barker praises Gyllenhaal’s performance. He writes, “The film also resists the temptation to make Jeff into a hero or a martyr: He may have more right to be selfish, sullen, and self-destructive than most, but that doesn’t make those impulses any less toxic. If he’s a martyr for anything, it’s the insatiable need of the public to have an easily identifiable symbol in the wake of a tragedy, and Gyllenhaal lets us feel Jeff’s sour uneasiness with being wheeled out to wave a flag at Bruins games and asked to pose for picture and picture.”
You can buy tickets for the screening online at terracetheater.com.