In an exclusive Boston sneak preview, actor Mark Ruffalo will premiere his made-in-Southie film "What Doesn't Kill You" at Brandeis University in Waltham 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15.
The screening is part of the college's "Chasing Oscar" series focusing on serious contenders for Academy Award nominations.
Ruffalo, who also stars with Leonardo DiCaprio in another made-in-Boston film "Ashecliffe" directed by Martin Scorsese slotted for release in October 2009, is earning early Oscar buzz for his performance alongside Ethan Hawke in "What Doesn't Kill You" as childhood friends "who grew up in an Irish-Catholic neighborhood where small-time crimes were as common as confessionals."
Fast forward 15 years where the duo is trapped in a cycle of scoring quick cash, drug addiction and an ever-changing South Boston landscape.
The screening of "What Doesn't Kill You" with Ruffalo is free and open to the public but Brandeis' film students get preference in seating at the Edie and Lew Wasserman Cinematheque, 415 South St. in Waltham. The movie is slotted for limited release in NYC and LA on Friday, Dec. 12.
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UPDATE: When the "What Doesn't Kill You" screening at Brandeis on Saturday, Nov. 15 was first announced, it was a first-come, first-served type event.
Now, organizers say attendees must have tickets:
"Saturday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. 'What Doesn’t Kill You' with Mark Ruffalo tickets required to attend this event. Anyone seeking remaining tickets must attend the screening on 11/13 in order to claim them."