"Everything is Illminated" Stars in Huntington
About The Film:
"Everything is Illuminated," written/directed by Liev Schreiber and starring Leskin, Lauret and Elijah Wood, is based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. The film tells the story of a young man's quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather in a small Ukrainian town that was wiped off the map by the Nazi invasion.
The journey begins as a comic nightmare -- with an eccentric trio of paid "expert" guides sorely lacking in expertise: a cranky grandfather who insists on bringing his unruly seeing-eye dog to help him drive and his over-enthusiastic grandson, whose fractured command of English, passion for retro American pop culture, and inability to shut up, threaten to make the worst of every situation. What starts out as a journey to piece together one family's story under the most absurd circumstances turns into a surprisingly meaningful journey with a powerful series of revelations -- the importance of remembrance, the perilous nature of secrets, the legacy of the Holocaust, the meaning of friendship, and, most importantly, love. In his directorial debut, acclaimed actor Liev Schreiber has crafted a fascinating and mesmerizing film.