Hot Spot: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, NYC
Deets: Begin 2017 with an inspirational evening featuring Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman and one of today’s brightest young stars, actor Dev Patel. The duo appear in one of this year’s most critically acclaimed films “Lion,” a true story about a five-year-old boy named Saroo Brierley, who gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from his home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, using a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. A.O. Scott of The New York Times writes, “if you have ever been a child, raised a child, lost a child or met a child — or any of the above with respect to a mother — this movie will wreck you.” Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to participate in a spirited conversation about a remarkable real-world incident, and ask your questions to Saroo and Sue Brierley, who will be Skyping in from Australia.