Winter Season

2019

  Sunday, January 13, 1:30 pm, Paramount Theatre, Hanover

COLETTE  View Trailer

Based on the life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Kiera Knightly), the film follows Colette through her marriage to Henry Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West), who quickly whisks Colette away from her quiet and humble life in the countryside to live in the bustling and lively Paris.
Henry, better known as “Willy,” is a successful Parisian writer who, while relying on an army of ghostwriters to produce his work, uses his time to engage in other self-indulgent activities — including numerous affairs with other women. He soon enlists his wife as one of his ghostwriters. He initially dismisses her contributions, but soon decides to re-work and publish Colette’s writing under his own name in order to save their family from financial ruin.
 Throughout their tumultuous marriage, Colette remains honest, consulting with Willy about her confusion over her newly discovered attraction to other women. While she seeks permission for her explorations, Willy does not offer the same courtesy, consistently betraying Colette’s trust and continuing to exploit her talents in order to publish her wildly successful work as his own. As their marriage begins to deteriorate, Colette finds a place for herself within her writing and begins to explore her creativity through a variety of artistic avenues. Knightly quietly simmers as Colette, a trailblazing figure committed to breaking through stereotypes and conventions. Rather than shying away from displaying Colette’s desires, director Wash Westmoreland highlights how her passion for life, art, and human connection paved the way for other women to experience life to the fullest, unafraid of who they really are.


Critical Notes

Colette ranks as one of the great roles for which Keira Knightley will be remembered.” – Peter Debruge, Variety


Film Information

Director: Wash Westmoreland
Cast:: Kiera Knightly, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw
Year: 2018
Runtime: 111 minute
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Language: English
Distributor: Elevation Pictures


 
Sunday, February 3, 1:30 pm, Paramount Theatre, Hanover 

  BEL CANTO  View trailer

A world-renown opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.

Film Information

Director: Paul Weitz
Cast::  Julianne Moore, Christopher Lambert, Ken Watanabe
Year: 2018
Runtime: 102 minute
Country: USA
Language: English
Distributor: Pacific Northwest Pictures
 

Sunday, March 24, 1:30 pm, Paramount Theatre, Hanover

THE HAPPY PRINCE  View trailer


His body ailing, Oscar Wilde lives in exile, surviving on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him.


Critical Notes

"As a final, permanent showcase for a role Everett was born to play, then, "The Happy Prince" does the job." - Guy Lodge, Variety


Film Information

Director: Rupert Everett
Cast::  Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson
Year: 2018
Runtime: 105 minuet
Country: UK/Belgium/Italy/Germany
Language: English
Distributor: Mongrel Media


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