CAST: Saoirse Ronan, Matt Glynn, Brid Brennan DIRECTOR: John Crowley CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS - 2016 Oscar Nominee
BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
A superb, emotionally turbulent account of a young Irishwoman's attempt to become an American in the early 1950s.Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
Saoirse Ronan shines, but relative newcomer Emory Cohen is the true breakout in this tale of a young woman torn between two men on opposite sides of the Atlantic.Peter Debruge, Variety