Directed by Dome Karukoski. US. 2019. PG-13. 1 hour 52 minutes. Fox Searchlight / Disney Studios. Digital.
Fri., May 10, 2019 thru Thu., May 23, 2019
Tolkien explores the formative years of renowned author J.R.R. Tolkien’s life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien’s tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Stars Nicholas Hoult (The Favourite, X-Men: First Class), Lily Collins (The Blind Side, Les Misérables), Colm Meaney (The Commitments, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Derek Jacobi (Gladiator, The King’s Speech).