Friday, August 18 – 7 pm,
Saturday, August 19 – 4 & 8 pm,
Sunday, August 20 – 4 & 8 pm,
Wednesday, August 23 – 7 pm,
and Thursday, August 24 – 7 pm.
Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Insider’s tip: “A rebuke to the genteel period costume dramas that have long reigned as arthouse staples. Working from a screenplay by Alice Birch, director William Oldroyd turns the genre on its head, penetrating the pretty exteriors that conceal wild and dangerous emotions” (Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch). David Parkinson, Empire, adds: “This intelligently scripted and imposingly played costume noir revisits the conventions of Victorian melodrama to comment on modern attitudes to oppression, prejudice and morality.” Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: “Barely 20 years old at the time of filming, Pugh has a surface poise and an inner turbulence, a capacity to command the screen with the spectacle of her watching and thinking. The last time something like Pugh happened, she was called Kate Winslet, and the movie was Heavenly Creatures.”
LADY MACBETH has 12 wins and 9 additional nominations for excellence.
A GHOST STORY:
Opening Friday, August 25.
Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence.