Staff Pick: Margaret at the Wexner Center

Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive

If you saw writer-director Kenneth Lonergan's wonderful debut "You Can Count On Me," you may rightly have wondered where he's been since then. The answer is "purgatory."

His long-delayed sophomore film, "Margaret," will get a rare screening at the Wexner Center. I've seen it. You don't want to miss it.

Shot in 2005, the layered drama centers on a New York girl (Anna Paquin) coping with a tragic accident. Years of disputes over edits of the film have ended with the current 150-minute cut.

It's a challenging film - the intricate web of characters feels rather like a novel - and certainly an ambitious and heartfelt one.

Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater

7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7

1871 N. High Street, Campus