Dodge College invites Chapman students, faculty and staff for an exclusive pre-release screening of Breathe In (dir. Drake Doremus), two weeks before it opens in theaters, on Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Folino Theater. Screenwriter and Chapman alumnus Ben York Jones (BFA/FP ’06) will participate in a Q&A following the film.

Breathe In pairs writer/director Drake Doremus once again with his incandescent Like Crazy star, Felicity Jones. Soulful and musical British exchange student Sophie Williams (Jones) comes to New York in search of inspiration. On the surface, Sophie’s host family seems happy enough, but with her arrival to the Reynolds’ Upstate New York home, the private struggles of each family member begin to bubble. In particular, frustrated musician-turned-piano-teacher Keith Reynolds (Guy Pearce) finds long suppressed dreams and desires reignited by Sophie’s talent and inquisitive nature. While Keith’s wife, Megan (Amy Ryan) and daughter, Lauren (breakout talent, Mackenzie Davis) focus on Lauren’s final year of high school, Sophie and Keith are drawn ever closer by their mutual longing for creative expression. Ultimately, Sophie and Keith must confront how much they are willing to sacrifice and what they truly want out of life.

Doremus, winner of the2011 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Like Crazy, reunites with co-writer Ben York Jones and producers Jonathan Schwartz, Andrea Sperling, Steven M.Ralesand Mark Roybalfor this revealing family drama.

Read more about Ben York Jones and his successful career and make plans to join us on March 20!

Chapman I.D. Required upon entry.