Tuesday Matinee - June 20 at 1:30 p.m

 

 This pensive but not entirely faithful adaptation of Julian Barnes’s Booker prize-winning novel is seeded with recurring images of circles. There’s the cycle of life: Tony (Jim Broadbent) receives news of a death just as his daughter is about to give birth; then, in a deceptively amiable Werther’s Original narration at the film’s opening, Tony conjures up the image of life as a series of holding patterns, concentric circles that you navigate as you wait for the next stage to start.