Middleburg Film Festival: Opening Night — “Lion”

Posted on October 21, 2016 at 10:08 pm

Opening night at the Middleburg Film Festival was “Lion,” based on the extraordinary true story of Saroo Brierley, who got lost as a five year old living in India, was adopted by a loving Australian couple, but as an adult found his way back to his biological mother by tirelessly searching Google Earth to locate the places he remembered. It stars Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. Following the film, which had the audience audibly weeping, the producer, an actress, and Brierley himself were interviewed by Washington Post critic Ann Hornaday and then answered questions from the audience.

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