Steven Spielberg’s most personal film yet is based on the director’s childhood passion for moviemaking, and the family dynamics that found their way into his work.
Gabriel LaBelle gives a breakout performance as the teenage Sammy Fabelman, always desperate for a new piece of gear so he can make ever-bigger movies with his friends. Michelle Williams is the heart of the story as Sammy’s encouraging mother, a skilled pianist. She brings life to their household, a fact Mr. Fabelman (Paul Dano), a computer engineer, finds as enchanting as he does discombobulating. Their family is rounded out by his loveable co-worker Benny (Seth Rogen), who becomes an uncle to Sammy and his sisters, always along for the ride with the Fabelmans. This unique combination of parental figures eventually becomes a source of tension with Sammy at the centre, and that seeps into his creative work.
This film contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
Event/ Each screening of The Fabelmans will be preceded by a special recorded introduction from director Steven Spielberg.