Coolidge Corner Theatre hosting free screening of ‘The Discovery’ with Jason Segel Q&A


As part of their year-long preview series, IFFBoston is hosting a screening of Charlie McDowell’s The Discovery, one of our most anticipated movies of the spring, tomorrow night (March 21) at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline.

McDowell’s going to be in attendance along with the film’s lead, and everybody’s favorite Muppets co-star, Jason Segel. They’ll be hanging out for a post-screening Q&A, as well.

Did we mention it’s free? Oh, we didn’t? Well, it’s free. Download passes here.


Here’s a synopsis from the IFFBoston website, apparently via the Sundance Media guide:

“What would you do if there was proof of an afterlife? The answer to this question is rivetingly explored in The Discovery, where world-renowned physicist Doctor Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) is able to scientifically prove the existence of an afterlife—but with dire consequences. His estranged son, Will (Jason Segel), tries to confront the situation by returning to the New England–esque island where he grew up. He crosses paths with Isla (Rooney Mara), who’s returning to the island for mysterious reasons of her own. The tale unfolds over the ensuing days as the regret of past choices forces these lost characters to reflect on how they’ve gotten to where they are.

Director/co-writer Charlie McDowell (THE ONE I LOVE) returns with another metaphysical thriller that uses a fascinating premise as a launching point to explore complex issues in a deftly absorbing fashion. Enlisting a world-class cast who use their unique qualities to infuse humor and humanity, THE DISCOVERY plays to both the head and the heart.”


If you can’t make it out to the screening, don’t sweat it: The Discovery hits Netflix on March 31.