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Westport Woman’s Club To Screen 'The Good Lie,' Talk With Screenwriter

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WESTPORT, Conn. -- A screening of the film, "The Good Lie" about the “Lost Boys of Sudan" will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Ave.

It will be followed by a talkback with the screenwriter, Margaret Nagle, according to a press release. The free program is presented in partnership with The Westport Library, TEAM Westport and The Westport Woman’s Club.

Starring Reese Witherspoon, the film was released theatrically in 2014. It tells the true story of five Sudanese children orphaned following a massacre in their village during the second Sudanese civil war.

After an arduous and dangerous trek, they reach safety in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Years later, the four surviving youths finally are selected for resettlement in the United States but they are separated, with the one girl among them sent to Boston, while the three boys must make a new life in Kansas City.

Together, these young men adjust to an alien culture even as the emotional baggage of their past haunts them.

Nagle's screenplay was nominated for the 2014 NAACP Image Award as Best Original Screenplay.

Among Nagle’s other credits are Boardwalk Empire and the Emmy-winning HBO film, "Warm Springs."

For more information, call 203-291-4800.

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