‘Will’ traces an orphan’s journey to realizing his dreams
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Kristian Kiehling and Perry Eggleton in the movie “Will.” Courtesy photo
Kristian Kiehling and Perry Eggleton in the movie “Will.” Courtesy photo
The Grand County Public Library, 257. E. Center St., will present a screening of “Will” on Monday, June 10, at 2 p.m. The film, presented in collaboration with the Utah Film Center’s Tumbleweeds program, traces the journey of an 11-year-old soccer fan who is about to realize his dream of seeing his favorite team, Liverpool FC, play in the 2005 Campions League final in Istanbul, Turkey.

The boy, Will Brennan (Perry Eggleton), takes to the road with his long-absent father, Gareth (Damian Lewis), who has reappeared in his life with tickets to the game. But before they have the opportunity to reconnect Gareth dies suddenly. Searching for some meaning in a world that seems to have abandoned him, Will runs away to Turkey to honor his father’s memory and to be with his beloved Liverpool FC.

On his journey, and needing help, Will befriends Alek, a former Bosnian football star who abandoned the game after a tragic event during his country’s civil war. Initially reluctant, Alek finds himself inspired by Will’s heroic journey and agrees to take him to Istanbul. Along the way, they battle obstacles and challenges while trying to prove to themselves that it is never too late to dream.

The film, which is recommended for viewers age 9 and older, is directed by Ellen Perry and also features Bob Hoskins, Jane March and Rebekah Staton.

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