‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ at AC
Based on a true story Academy Award-nominated 2006 drama film ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ will be screened at 6.00 pm on February 26 at the American Centre, Galle Road, Colombo-03.
Debuted at number-one at the box-office, making $27 million during its opening weekend, the main actor Will Smith was nominated for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in Academy Awards 2006.
The true story of Chris Gardner, who secured an internship with a stock brokerage firm while homeless, the film stars Will Smith as Gardner and Smith's real-life son Jaden Smith as Gardner's son Christopher.
Set in early-'80s San Francisco, the film charts the hard times and eventual comeback of Chris Gardner, a suddenly single salesman who has custody of his son, but finds that providing for the two of them is a challenge in the increasingly unstable economic climate.
He struggles to work his way from unpaid intern at Dean Witter to something more substantial, even as life continues to offer him setbacks. Making his Hollywood debut, Italian director Gabriele Muccino was championed by Will Smith for the project.