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Cinéfest screening Oscar contender ‘To Leslie’ this month

Film is about a woman who wins big and then loses it all

Cinéfest Sudbury organizers are bringing Oscar contender “To Leslie” to the big screen as the second Red Carpet Patron Program film screening of the year. 

The film, which recently garnered lead actress Andrea Riseborough her first Academy Award nomination for Actress in a Leading Role, is set to screen at SilverCity Sudbury on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m.

Leslie (Andrea Riseborough) is a West Texas single mother struggling to provide for her son when she wins the lottery and a chance at a good life. 

But a few short years later the money is gone, and Leslie is on her own, living hard and fast at the bottom of a bottle as she runs from the world of heartbreak she left behind. With her charm running out and nowhere to go, Leslie returns home. 

Unwelcome and unwanted by those she wronged, it’s Sweeney (Marc Maron), a lonely motel clerk, who takes a chance when no one else will. 

With his support, Leslie comes face to face with the consequences of her actions, a life of regret, and a second chance to make a good life for her and her son. 

Directed by Michael Morris, “To Leslie” also stars Andre Royo, Owen Teague, and Academy Award winner Allison Janney.

Individual tickets are on sale now at, at the Cinéfest Sudbury Box Office (located at 40 Larch Street, Unit 103), or by calling 705-688-1234. Please note that all Red Carpet Patrons are granted free admittance, as well as complimentary pop and popcorn with their Red Carpet Patron Program card.

Cinéfest Red Carpet Patron Program passes are available to purchase at, offering complimentary popcorn and tickets to six yearly film screenings for an annual fee of $50.