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From acclaimed filmmaker James Gray, Armageddon Time is a deeply personal coming-of-age story about the strength of family and the generational pursuit of the American Dream. Set in 1980 Queens, Armageddon Time follows Paul, a sixth grader who dreams of becoming an artist. At the same time that Paul builds a friendship with classmate Johnny, who’s mercilessly targeted by their racist teacher, he finds himself increasingly at odds with his parents (Jeremy Strong and Anne Hathaway), for whom financial success and assimilation are key to the family’s Jewish-American identity. Paul feels on firmest ground with his kind grandfather (Anthony Hopkins), whose life experiences have granted him a weathered compassion.
Premiering earlier this year at Cannes Film Festival, Armageddon Time is a perceptive and humane feature that elevates the smallest moments into the greatest drama.
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